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Psychiatric Aides

Help mentally or emotionally impaired patients.

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High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Assist patients with daily activities.
  • Care for patients with mental illnesses.
  • Feed patients.
  • Give medications or immunizations.
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Job Title Examples:

Mental Health Worker
Therapeutic Program Worker (TPW)
Residential Counselor

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