• Psychiatric Aides
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 32,580
    $27,150 range bar $36,840
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • Psychiatric aides work under the direction of nursing and medical staff to assist mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed patients. They may help with daily living activities, lead patients in educational and recreational activities, or accompany patients to and from examinations.

What do they typically do

  • Serve meals or feed patients needing assistance or persuasion
  • Record and maintain patient information such as vital signs, eating habits, behavior, progress notes, treatments, or discharge plans
  • Complete administrative tasks, such as entering orders into computer, answering telephone calls, or maintaining medical or facility information
  • Restrain or aid patients as necessary to prevent injury
  • Clean and disinfect rooms and furnishings to maintain a safe and orderly environment
  • Complete physical checks and monitor patients to detect unusual or harmful behavior and report observations to professional staff
  • Work as part of a team that may include psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, or social workers
  • Listen and provide emotional support and encouragement to psychiatric patients

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.6%
Job Opening 102

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Mental Health Aide (MHA), Mental Health Worker (MHW), Psychiatric Aide, Psychiatric Nursing Aide, Psychiatric Nursing Assistant, Resident Care Technician, Therapeutic Program Worker (TPW)
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