Work in the area of mental health and provide counseling and medications.
Must have completed medical school, a residency program, and possibly a fellowship in order to sit for a board certification exam.
Diagnose and treat mental illnesses.
Collaborate with other professionals to design treatment plans and monitor progress.
Need strong communication skills.
Should be knowledgeable about psychology and sociology, which help them identify behavioral patterns.
May need to interview individuals closely related to a patient, such as parents, children, or spouses.