Psychiatric Technicians

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Occupation Description

Psychiatric technicians care for persons with mental or emotional situations or disabilities, following the orders of doctors or other health professionals. They oversee individuals physical and emotional health and report to medical team. They often take part in rehabilitation and management programs, help with personal hygiene, and manage oral or injectable prescriptions.

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Required Education

Postsecondary non-degree award
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