Psychiatrists (29-1066)

Occupation description:  Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent disorders of the mind.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 6274 19.41 13
United States 27,50030,600 11.2400 3001,010

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is strong with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 103.8934.4168.97 ***
Alaska 119.4451.7193.30 ***
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 121.2081.9295.14 ***

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.


Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
7217 23.674.1 62.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation8
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation8
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 10
Number of job position postings 6
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 1.7

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Doctoral or professional degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: Internship/Residency