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Psychiatric Technicians

Care for people with mental or emotional conditions, under the direction of physicians.

Quick Facts


Below the statewide median
$21.95 / hour    Read more about wages


Above statewide average
Growth rate:  12.8%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Administer intravenous medications.
  • Administer non-intravenous medications.
  • Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments.
  • Assist patients with hygiene or daily living activities.
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Job Title Examples:

Health Care Technician
Mental Health Assistant (MHA)
Mental Health Technician (MHT)

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