• Psychiatric Technicians
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 36,380
    $27,040 range bar $45,760
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Fast Growing
  • Psychiatric Technicians and aides care for people who have mental or emotional conditions or developmental disabilities. Technicians typically monitor patients' conditions and provide therapeutic care, such as overseeing their medications. Aides help patients in their daily activities and ensure a safe and clean environment.

What do they typically do

  • Listen to patients' concerns, observe their behavior, and record their condition
  • Report changes in patient health or behavior to medical staff
  • Lead patients in therapeutic and recreational activities
  • Provide medications and other treatments to patients, following instructions from doctors and other medical professionals
  • Help with patient intake and discharge
  • Monitor patients' vital signs, such as their blood pressure and body temperature
  • Help patients with daily living activities, including eating and bathing
  • Restrain patients who are or may become physically violent

Number of Jobs

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Job Growth +1.3%
Job Openings 452

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