Psychiatric Technicians


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.
Also called: Mental Health Associate, Mental Health Technician (MHT), Mental Health Worker, Psychiatric Technician (PT)

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • psychology
    Health
  • therapy and counseling
    Business
  • customer service
  • management
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Concern for Others
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Self Control

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Allscripts Sunrise Clinical Manager
  • GE Healthcare Centricity EMR
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    master's degree
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