About the Course:
Psychiatry is a very niche area of study and aspirants need to be very persistent
and patients to pursue such courses. It is a field that deals with various theories
related to the human brain and its functions in terms of problems, disorders, diseases
and imbalances. Students are being taught about the internal and external variables
and parameter that affect the function and development of human brain. There are
some specialized courses in the field of psychiatry at various levels. Generally
people who have done some basic education on human brain, anthropology, nervous
system and other related areas can seek to get expertise in this domain. Many doctors,
consultants and psychiatrist do specialized courses for their better understanding
of the subject. They study the clinical and counseling branches of Psychiatry to
become a subject matter expert.
One has to get the basic education in the Psychiatry in their graduation or equivalent
courses. Generally in the final year students go for specializations. Those who
are looking for higher studies should know that they must carry a post graduation
in the domain or in the related subjects and discipline.
Psychiatry is also offering good career avenues to the job seeker. It is a very
specialized domain but in today’s time of hectic and busy life many people are facing
the problems related to mental health and the demand of psychiatry practitioners
are increasing day by day. Many hospitals and rehabilitation centers are hiring
the aspirants on the post of mental consultants, counselors and psychiatrist. Some
are opening their independent centers where they do individual and collective counseling
session to improve upon the mental health. Majorly there are clinical and counseling
career options available in the work space for the aspirants. In clinical branch
the candidates work in the research and development units and come up with various
new methods by doing excessive course work by the way of sampling on the respondents
and measuring the results. Based on the findings they develop the techniques that
can be adopted and implemented on the patients .On the other hand the counseling
part is the area where all the research and findings are actually implemented. Counselors
give the patients the chance to come out of their mental outburst and then give
proper solutions. They can work with different colleges and universities in their
teaching and training departments. Vacancies are coming time to time and one has
to be updated for that. This way by relentless and persistent efforts one can excel
in the Psychiatry field.
As psychiatry is special domain it offers good remuneration to the job seekers.
Here starting compensation packages are in the range of Rs.45000 to Rs.70000 per
months. Though it depends on the knowledge and diagnostic of the candidate and he
can charge even more than that. Those who are practicing independently can get their
separate clients and has better chances of earning good money. After getting experience
and expertise there are many options opened.