SOC Code 29-2053 - Psychiatric Technicians

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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.


SOC Code 29-2053 - Psychiatric Technicians is a a final level code of the “Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 78,470 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $18.05 and average Annual Wage of $37,550.

Occupation Examples

  • Behavioral Health Technician
  • Mental Health Technician
  • Psychiatric Technician

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