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Technician, Psychiatric
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesCare for mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed people, following physician instructions and hospital procedures. Monitor patients' physical and emotional well-being and report to medical staff.

OutlookSlower-than-average job growth

Median Income$29,200 per year in 2008

Work Context & ConditionsPsychiatric technicians work indoors in an environmentally controlled area where they assist patients.

Minimum Education RequirementsTechnical Program
General High School Program

SkillsSocial Perceptiveness, Learning Strategies, Monitoring, Critical Thinking, Instructing, Active Listening, Writing, Service Orientation, Reading Comprehension, Speaking

AbilitiesOral Expression, Speech Recognition, Problem Sensitivity, Oral Comprehension