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Psychiatric Technicians In Demand

General Information

Description

Care for individuals with mental or emotional conditions or disabilities, following the instructions of physicians or other health practitioners. Monitor patients' physical and emotional well-being and report to medical staff. May participate in rehabilitation and treatment programs, help with personal hygiene, and administer oral or injectable medications.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit63.60%
  2. Private, not for profit17.08%
  3. State and local government16.49%
  4. Self-employed1.59%
  5. Federal government1.22%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Health Science

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+9%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$37,380

Military salary*

$81,483

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State-by-state Salary

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$65,020
$25,440
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Some college 40%
  • Bachelor's degree 29%
  • High school 19%
  • Post-secondary certificate 5%
  • Associate's degree 3%
  • Master's degree 2%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Social — You have an interest in helping, teaching, advising, assisting or providing service to others.
  • Enterprising — You have an interest in managing, negotiating and marketing, or leading and advising others.
  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Psychology
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
  • Computers and Electronics

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