Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 29-1066 Psychiatrists
Diagnose, treat, and help prevent disorders of the mind.
Education: Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
OJT: Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
Tasks: Prescribe, direct, or administer psychotherapeutic treatments or medications to treat mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders. Gather and maintain patient information and records, including social or medical history obtained from patients, relatives, or other professionals. Design individualized care plans, using a variety of treatments. Collaborate with physicians, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, or other professionals to discuss treatment plans and progress. Analyze and evaluate patient data or test findings to diagnose nature or extent of mental disorder. Examine or conduct laboratory or diagnostic tests on patients to provide information on general physical condition or mental disorder. Counsel outpatients or other patients during office visits. Advise or inform guardians, relatives, or significant others of patients' conditions or treatment. Teach, take continuing education classes, attend conferences or seminars, or conduct research and publish findings to increase understanding of mental, emotional, or behavioral states or disorders. Review and evaluate treatment procedures and outcomes of other psychiatrists or medical professionals. Prepare and submit case reports or summaries to government or mental health agencies.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $60.39   Entry $125,612.00
Mean $81.80   Mean $170,157.00
Experience $92.51 Experience $192,419.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
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