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Psychiatrists - 29-1066.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent disorders of the mind.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Psychiatrist
  • Staff Psychiatrist
  • Child Psychiatrist
  • Consulting Psychiatrist
  • Prison Psychiatrist

SOC Occupation Groups

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Tasks

  • Advise or inform guardians, relatives, or significant others of patients' conditions or treatment.
  • Analyze and evaluate patient data or test findings to diagnose nature or extent of mental disorder.
  • Collaborate with physicians, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, or other professionals to discuss treatment plans and progress.
  • Counsel outpatients or other patients during office visits.
  • Design individualized care plans, using a variety of treatments.
  • Examine or conduct laboratory or diagnostic tests on patients to provide information on general physical condition or mental disorder.
  • Gather and maintain patient information and records, including social or medical history obtained from patients, relatives, or other professionals.
  • Prepare and submit case reports or summaries to government or mental health agencies.
  • Prescribe, direct, or administer psychotherapeutic treatments or medications to treat mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders.
  • Review and evaluate treatment procedures and outcomes of other psychiatrists or medical professionals.
  • Serve on committees to promote or maintain community mental health services or delivery systems.
  • 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.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise patients on effects of health conditions or treatments.
  • Analyze quantitative data to determine effectiveness of treatments or therapies.
  • Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals.
  • Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
  • Develop medical treatment plans.
  • Examine patients to assess general physical condition.
  • Explain medical procedures or test results to patients or family members.
  • Maintain medical or professional knowledge.
  • Prepare official health documents or records.
  • Prepare reports summarizing patient diagnostic or care activities.
  • Prescribe medications.
  • Prescribe treatments or therapies.
  • Present medical research reports.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Treat patients using psychological therapies.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Child Psychiatrist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physician - Psychiatrist (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Psychiatrist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Psychiatrist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Psychiatrist (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Psychiatrist, Child Psychiatry (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Psychiatrist, Forensic Psychiatry (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Psychiatrist