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Psychiatric Technicians


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

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.

Wages $16.65 per hour on average  
Outlook The outlook is Excellent
Education & Training High School or less is needed for entry.
Related Programs (Current training programs available)
On the Job Work Activities
Career Pathways Therapeutic Services
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