Psychiatrist

While neurologists are the doctors of the brain, psychiatrists (not psychologists or mental health counselors) are the doctors of the mind. Grounded in science and armed with the power of prescription, they have been solving problems spanning pediatrics and geriatrics, and long before Prozac was released in 1987.

Psychiatrist Salary Comparison

$193K
Psychiatrist
$93K
Psychologist
$82K
Sociologist

Top Universities

RankSchool
1Harvard Medical School
2Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
3Perelman School of Medicine
4University of Washington School of Medicine
5David Geffen School of Medicine

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What separates a great dentist from an average one?

"A great psychiatrist does not limit his or her approach to helping patients to a single school or approach, but, instead, is empirically minded."

Dr. Gary S. Moak

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