U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
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31-1013 Psychiatric Aides
Assist mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed patients, working under direction of nursing and medical staff. May assist with daily living activities, lead patients in educational and recreational activities, or accompany patients to and from examinations and treatments. May restrain violent patients. Includes psychiatric orderlies.
Illustrative examples: Psychiatric Nursing Aide,
Psychiatric Technician Assistant,
Mental Health Orderly
Broad Occupation: 31-1010 Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides
Minor Group: 31-1000
Major Group: 31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010