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Occupational Employment Statistics


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.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 17027$17.49/hr$15.43/hr$15.55/hr$16.22/hr$18.29/hr$21.37/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services1,600$18.70/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/A10.0%
Southwest Minnesota 120$23.93/hr8.1%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 140$19.98/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 140$16.06/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 170$16.22/hr13.7%
Central Minnesota 180$19.01/hr10.2%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 190$23.41/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 200$23.41/hr14.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 890$18.74/hr10.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,000$18.80/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,610$18.74/hr11.2%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Psychiatric Aides 430$20.78/hr6.3%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 1,720$39.55/hr4.8%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 630$28.80/hr24.4%
Recreational Therapists 350$26.49/hr13.1%

  • Collaborate with or assist doctors, psychologists, or rehabilitation therapists in working with mentally ill, emotionally disturbed, or developmentally disabled patients to treat, rehabilitate, and return patients to the community.
  • Issue medications from dispensary and maintain records in accordance with specified procedures.
  • Aid patients in performing tasks, such as bathing or keeping beds, clothing, or living areas clean.
  • Take and record measures of patients' physical condition, using devices such as thermometers or blood pressure gauges.
  • Encourage patients to develop work skills and to participate in social, recreational, or other therapeutic activities that enhance interpersonal skills or develop social relationships.
  • Provide nursing, psychiatric, or personal care to mentally ill, emotionally disturbed, or mentally retarded patients.
  • Interview new patients to complete admission forms, to assess their mental health status, or to obtain their mental health and treatment history.
  • Monitor patients' physical and emotional well-being and report unusual behavior or physical ailments to medical staff.
  • Administer oral medications or hypodermic injections, following physician's prescriptions and hospital procedures.
  • Lead prescribed individual or group therapy sessions as part of specific therapeutic procedures.