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Is the scope of being Psychiatrist in India more than in USA or any foreign countries?

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RE: Is the scope of being Psychiatrist in India more than in USA or any foreign countries?

Indumathi  Selvaraj
Indumathi Selvaraj
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  • Bangalore

Hello Dear,

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This is my personal view. The scope of Psychiatry is all over the countries, The only thing that may differ is earning more in different countries. Below are my Inputs


  • Job Opportunities for Psychiatrist in India are immense. Psychiatrist can seek employment in regular hospital as as in mental hospitals.
  • Many of them work in Rehabilitation centres to rehabiliate drug addicts, dipsomaniacs, juvenile, delinquents and others with other occupational therapists and Social workers.
  • can be appointed in Private hospitals, clinics and health institutes.
  • Many polyclinics also recruit pscyhiatrist to counsel patients to attend to various psychological problems.
  • Can also start private practice at home or by opening their own clinics.
  • Can also work as counselors in schools, hospital, courts, prison and even for NGO's and largescale industries
  • have option of choosing teaching this subjects as a career.
  • Psychiatry is a remunerative career option. The pay package varies from one organisation to the other.
  • In government hospitals Psychiatrist are offered same salary as offered to other specialist doctors. It may range 15,000 to 20,000 per month. In private hospitals Psychiatrist's pay package is slightly higher than that of government one. Private practitioners on one sitting may charge Rs 300 or more per hour for counseling.
  • just as the number of Physcian jobs is expected to grow in the next five years so is the number of Psychiatry jobs. With overall growth in Physcian employment of approximately 20% over the next decade (US Bureau of Labor statistics), the number of psychiatry positions may increase by over 6000 by 2014.
  • The demand of Psychiatrist is expected to grow at a rate faster than the average through the year 2016. The increased demand for health care professionals as well as the increased awareness of mental health issues is expected to spur the demand for highly skilled psychiatrists.
  • A report by Graduate Medical Education National advisory committee described psychiatry as a specialty in which there was a shortage, indicating a need for more psychiatrists in the future. The report also suggested that child pscyhiatrist and Geriatric Pscyhiatrist would be in the greatest demand.

Remember one thing there are ups and downs wherever we go, in spite of the scope, your expereince will fetch you grow in your career whether you are in India or in abroad but you may earn more in abroad countries due to the difference in the value of the currency.

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All the Best for your career growth!

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