Psychiatrists in Wyoming are specialized medical professionals that specialize in the diagnosis and the treatment of a wide array of mental conditions and illnesses. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national annual wage for Psychiatrists mirrors that of pediatricians and family physicians and average $163,660. In Wyoming, the annual salary is often less than the national average according to salary.com and ranges from a low of $139,713 to a high of $212,813. Known for its vast land mass of high prairie, sky touching mountains, parks, monuments, trails and other recreational areas make Wyoming an extraordinary home for people that love nature and outdoor activities. The capital city of Cheyenne has a relatively small population of just over 60,000 people, but is the hub of innovation and healthcare for the state.
Analysts continue to believe that nationally, and in Wyoming, there is a shortage of Psychiatrists, leading to higher salaries and greater demand. These medical professionals work in general hospitals, psychiatric facilities, medical centers, in community agencies and courts, prisons, long-term care facilities, and in private practice. Psychiatrists diagnosis and treat patients for a variety of mental health issues and conditions through their careful evaluation and the development of treatment protocols. According to recent studies, it is believed that one in five Americans suffer from some sort of mental illness. Through extensive medical training, Psychiatrists understand the functioning of the body, as well as the way the mind works and how mental health can affect the overall health of their patients.
In private practice, or in a medical facility, Psychiatrists in Wyoming diagnosis and treat everything from mild to life-threatening mental health disorders. Through their education they develop a complex understanding between the relationship of their patients’ mental and physical well-being and can order diagnostic tests for thorough evaluation. Curriculum for these specialized physicians includes chemistry, psychiatry, behavioral science, neuroscience, and more. Treatments for mental illness as prescribed by a Psychiatrist can include psychotherapy, medication or hospitalization, or a blend of these protocols.