The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment for physicians will grow much faster than the average for all careers through 2024. Opportunities for psychiatrists in private practice and salaried positions are good. Employment for physicians who work in outpatient mental health and substance abuse centers and in residential mental health and substance abuse facilities¬†is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand is great for child psychiatrists, and other specialties are also in short supply, especially in rural areas and public facilities.  

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