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The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment for psychiatrists will grow much faster than the average for all careers through 2028. 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. 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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