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Psychiatric Technicians

On the Job


Psychiatric Technicians care for people with mental or emotional conditions. They work under the direction of physicians or other health practitioners. They may monitor patients' conditions and report to medical staff. They may participate in rehabilitation programs and/or help patients with personal hygiene.


Typical Work Tasks

People who work in this career often:

Typical Working Conditions


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