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Psychiatrists assess, diagnose and provide treatment for people with mental, emotional and behavioural disorders. They study how the brain and nervous systems function and how these interact with people's environments and affect the way people think, feel and behave.


Trainee psychiatrists usually earn

$72K-$178K per year

Experienced psychiatrists usually earn

$152K-$600K per year

Source: ASMS, 2014; Resident Doctors' Association, 2017.

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Chances of getting a job as a psychiatrist are good due to a shortage of trained workers.
Etuini Ma'u and a colleague sitting in an office looking at a research report

Psychiatrists often work in teams with registrars, who are in training, and nurses

Last updated 23 April 2018