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Psychiatrists

OaSIS code 31100.04

Psychiatrists diagnose and treat psychiatric disorders and act as consultants to other physicians.

Overview

Also known as

  • Neuropsychiatrist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychiatrist - Canadian armed forces

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Diagnose, treat, and help prevent disorders of the mind.

Additional information

  • Progression to management positions, such as director of laboratory medicine is possible with experience.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Managers in health care (30010)
  • Specialists in surgery (31101)
  • General practitioners and family physicians (31102)
  • Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating (31209)
  • Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals (31303)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

3 – Health occupations

TEER

1 – Occupations usually require a university degree

Major group

31 – Professional occupations in health

Sub-major group

311 – Health treating and consultation services professionals

Minor group

3110 – Physicians and veterinarians

Unit group

31100 – Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine

Occupational profile

31100.04 – Psychiatrists

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Analyzing Data or Information
5 - Highest Level
Applying New Knowledge
5 - Highest Level
Assisting and Caring for Others
5 - Highest Level
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
5 - Highest Level
Getting Information
5 - Highest Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
4 - High amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
3 - More than 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
4 - Close (at arm’s length)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Standing
Duration
2 - Less than half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
4 - Highly important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Hospitals
  • Private practice

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Categorization Flexibility
5 - Highest Level
Deductive Reasoning
5 - Highest Level
Inductive Reasoning
5 - Highest Level
Information Ordering
5 - Highest Level
Problem Identification
5 - Highest Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Critical Thinking
5 - Highest Level
Decision Making
5 - Highest Level
Instructing
5 - Highest Level
Learning and Teaching Strategies
5 - Highest Level
Oral Communication: Active Listening
5 - Highest Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Concern for Others
5 - Extremely important
Independence
5 - Extremely important
Service Orientation
5 - Extremely important
Stress Tolerance
5 - Extremely important
Active Learning
4 - Highly important