Duties and responsibilities: are physicians who specialize in the problems of mental illness. As physicians, they are licensed to use a very wide variety of treatment and may write prescriptions. Some of their duties include designing treatment programs, conducting psychotherapy sessions, prescribing potent mental illness drugs, supervising electrotherapy treatments, conducting research, and leading a team of mental health care providers.
Salary: $90,000 – $200,000
Education: psychiatrists must complete an intensive three year residency in psychiatry.