Addiction Psychiatry 

(Male, Age 22) from Long Beach, CA

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Addiction Psychiatry
Salary $275,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 40
Company Size (not answered)
Location Long Beach, CA
Years Experience 4 years

Career Ratings

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Years in Career 0
Education (not answered)
Income Rating 0 / 10
Interest Rating 0 / 10
Work-Life Rating 0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating 0 / 10

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
I work for a non-profit drug treatment facility that treats adolescents from low income families in urban areas.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I go over patient charts and change medication in accordance with treatment and changes in mental health.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Well compensated

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Yes. There are a variety of professionals each with a different background so there is some great chemistry between people. It makes the word day more enjoyable.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
I work with other physicians as well as the nursing staff.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 2
Benefits: 6
Hours: 7
Co-Workers: 4
Supervisors: 5
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 3
The Actual Work: 1

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am
8am to 9am
9am to 10am Arrive at work. Meeting with staff. Discuss patients with nurses.
10am to 11am Make rounds with patients.
11am to 12pm Make rounds with patients.
12pm to 1pm Lunch
1pm to 2pm Group therapy with patients. This involves groups of ten patients. We discuss treatment goals, patient histories, life goals, etc.
2pm to 3pm Second staff meeting with nurses.
3pm to 4pm Meet with research team. We work with outside universities who conduct research on our patients.
4pm to 5pm Paperwork.
5pm to 6pm Drive home.
6pm to 7pm
7pm to 8pm
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

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How you got your job

How did you get your current job?

What was the application process?

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes. I was interviewed individually.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Don’t remember.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes. I went through extensive training and felt comfortable when I started.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Sort of. I was trained in addiction psychiatry but not adolescent addiction psychiatry.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes. I went through medical school and clinical rotations that exposed me to what I currently deal with at work.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
Partially. Again, I didn’t see a lot of adolescents in my rotations.

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Do exceptionally well in school and volunteer.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Social skills, organizational skills, communication skills.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Read research articles in your field.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes. I plan to start my own treatment center.

What are your current career goals?
Own a non-profit company like the one I work for that targets the same demographics.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

Title Length Salary Description
Prior Job 1 Addiction Psychiatrist 4 250000 I treat the comorbidity issues with adolescents who have drug problems.
Prior Job 2

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.1 CSULB BA Psych, minors in chemistry and biology
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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