Psychiatric assistants help psychiatrists or other healthcare professionals with diagnosing, preventing, and treating mental disorders. Psychiatric assistants may work in outpatient or inpatient settings and are available to help service members suffering from combat-related disorders along with their families. They interview and observe patients and provide them with counseling. Often these professionals represent the front lines of treatment for service members suffering with psychological conditions.Explore this career outside the military
Psychiatric assistants work in hospitals and clinics on land or aboard ships. In combat situations, they may work in mobile field hospitals.
What you can expect to experience while on the job
Psychiatric Assistants in the Military
Military salaries include a lot more than just base pay.
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People in this career achieve this level of education.
All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Psychiatric assistants in the Military will gain skills through classroom study, laboratory demonstrations, practical exercises, and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include: Patient care techniquesEmergency medical treatmentWorking on a medical teamClinical laboratory proceduresMedical management information systemsRead More
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