The great state of Mississippi is famous for many things; their massive tree farms, the 3,000 cactus varieties, being the birthplace of Elvis Presley and of course the invention of one of the country’s most popular cleaning products, Pine-sol. It is a beautiful state to go to school in as well, especially if you want to become a psychiatrist. You can learn from some of the top schools in the United States while taking your school breaks on the Gulf Coast. Plus, if you are studying in Mississippi you may as well learn as much as you can about Jazz, the music born in this state!
Mississippi has a large amount of psychiatrists which tells us that this is a fantastic state to practice in this field. According to UCompareHealthCare.com, there are a total of 35 towns in Mississippi with psychiatry practices/clinics. In addition, there are nearly 100 practices/clinics in total employing 227 psychiatrists. With these numbers it is difficult not to find a reason to practice in this state. While there are several places that these psychiatrists got their education (all across the world in fact), one of the best places in the country to learn the trade is the University of Mississippi Medical Research Center. Their department of psychiatry and human behavior provides top notch education while properly preparing its graduates for life in the field. Here you can get specialize in several different fields including addiction psychiatry, forensic psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry.
Psychiatry is one of the fastest growing fields in the United States. This is according to the BLS. The growth is expected to keep going up, as are the salaries. Salaries vary from state to state and individual salaries depend on various factors. However, according to salary.com, the median salary for a psychiatrist in Mississippi is around $163,000 per year, $13,000 per month, $3,000 per week or $80 per hour. That’s a lot of money!