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.
Behavioral Health Technician, Health Care Technician, Licensed Psychiatric Technician (LPT), Mental Health Assistant (MHA), Mental Health Associate, Mental Health Specialist, Mental Health Technician (MHT), Mental Health Worker, Milieu Therapist, Patient Care Specialist, Psychiatric Technician (PT), Psychology Associate, Residential Aide (RA), Support Team Member (STM)
Annual Projected Job Openings
Select Type of Degree:
★ Number of granted degrees for degree type, Bachelors degree, is listed after the major.
Percent of workers in this field★ You’re seeing education information for Psychiatric technicians(1) because we don’t have information for Psychiatric Technicians. Please note the information may not be the same for both occupations.
People in this career often have these skills:
People in this career often know a lot about:
People in this career often have talent in:
People in this career often do these activities:
This page includes data from:
Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA
Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics
Videos: CareerOneStop, USDOL/ETA and the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development