Diagnose, treat, and help prevent mental disorders.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $264,260.00
Average Time to Fill 26 days
Typical Education Advanced degree (includes Master's, Professional, and Doctoral degrees)
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 117
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 10.77 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Attention to Detail
Oral Communication
Customer Service
Written Communication
Work Ethic
Following Directions
Learning Orientation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Identify patient's current and past drug history
Develop treatment plans
Administer non-intravenous medications
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Treat medical condition of patient
Give medications or immunizations
Employ preventative procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Develop medical treatment plans
Treat psychological disorders and issues
Develop patient therapy programs
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Treat chronic diseases or disorders
Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries
Conduct medical tests
Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources
Modify treatment plans to accommodate client needs
Administer anesthetics or sedatives
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Provide care for mentally ill or special needs individuals
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Design psychological or educational treatment procedures or programs
Administer medical injections
Perform medical surgery
Incorporate nutritional practices and techniques into menus, diets, or individual meals
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Conduct invasive medical diagnostic assessments
Conduct behavior modification
Attend to patient's personal care
Follow protocols or regulations for healthcare activities
Perform minor surgery
Adapt activities to meet patient needs
Develop dietary care plans
Treat patients using alternative medical procedures
Provide in home patient care
Conduct individual, group, or family interventions
Conduct medical x-rays
Standardize drug dosages
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Perform emergency medical procedures
Provide care to women during pregnancy and childbirth
Test biological specimens to gather information about patient conditions
Administer enemas, irrigations, or douches to patients
Deliver babies
Treat dental problems or diseases
Massage patient or client
Administer intravenous medications
Administer medical substances for imaging or other procedures
Apply bandages, dressings, or splints
Assist clients in handling details of daily life
Develop treatment plans that use non-medical therapies
Apply traction to patients
Test patient vision
Implement life support procedures

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze medical or health data
Examine test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment
Interpret medical laboratory test results
Calculate medicine dosages
Analyze patient activity to determine progress
Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals
Calculate medical diagnostic test results
Examine patients
Conduct patient assessments
Interpret x-ray images
Perform medical research
Interpret psychological test results
Conduct physical examinations
Analyze quantitative data to determine effectiveness of treatments or therapies
Calculate numerical data for medical activities
Interpret ability or achievement test results
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Take vital signs
Perform biological testing
Interpret employee medical evaluations
Analyze dental data
Analyze speech or hearing data
Perform community, social, or health services related research
Forecast phenomena based on statistical or mathematical research data
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Analyze laboratory specimens to detect abnormalities or other problems

Training and Teaching Others

Educate patients regarding diagnosis or treatment
Prepare medical reports
Prepare reports summarizing patient diagnostic or care activities
Prepare medical reports or presentations
Advise patients on effects of health conditions or treatments
Provide health education and disease prevention instruction
Train patients, family members, or caregivers in techniques for managing disabilities or illnesses
Instruct patients in methods to improve functional activities
Educate patients in use of assistive, supportive, or health related devices
Advise patients on preventive care techniques
Prepare psychological reports or presentations
Train medical providers
Teach family members to provide bedside care
Teach medical self care
Provide nutritional instruction to individuals or families
Prepare reports or evaluations associated with non-medical therapy treatment
Teach behavior modification techniques
Teach food or nutrition principles
Teach social skills
Teach life skills or strategies to clients or their families

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Emergency Medicine
Osteopathic Medicine
Practicing Medicine
General Practice
Electronic Medical Records

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