Psychiatric Technicians

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Mental Health Associate, Mental Health Technician (MHT), MHW (Mental Health Worker), Psychiatric Technician (PT)

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What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Provide nursing, psychiatric, or personal care to patients with cognitive, intellectual, or developmental disabilities.
  • Encourage patients to develop work skills and to participate in social, recreational, or other therapeutic activities that enhance interpersonal skills or develop social relationships.
  • Restrain violent, potentially violent, or suicidal patients by verbal or physical means as required.


Math and Science

  • psychology
  • sociology and anthropology

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


  • therapy and counseling
  • medicine and dentistry


  • customer service


Basic Skills

  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions


  • understanding people's reactions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems


People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Concern for Others
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity


You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Medical software

  • GE Healthcare Centricity EMR
  • Netsmart Technologies Avatar Clinical Workstation CWS

Electronic mail software

  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
some college or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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