U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
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29-2053 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.
Illustrative examples: Mental Health Technician,
Behavioral Health Technician
Broad Occupation: 29-2050 Health Practitioner Support Technologists and Technicians
Minor Group: 29-2000 Health Technologists and Technicians
Major Group: 29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010