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Psychiatric Technicians

in Massachusetts

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.

Occupation Projection for Psychiatric Technicians

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
292053  Psychiatric Technicians 1,602 1,749 147 9.18 % 54 74 15 143 Postsecondary non-degree award 

Psychiatric Technicians Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Hospitals    560  35 % 570  33 % 10  2 % $33,610
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    390  25 % 480  27 % 90  22 % $42,310
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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