Career Starter - Madera County
Psychiatric Technicians Behavioral Health TechniciansCare 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.
Annual Median Wage:
$70,345.60 ($33.82 per hour)
High school diploma or equivalent
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction
Therapy and Counseling Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
Care for patients with mental illnesses
Inform medical professionals regarding patient conditions and care.
Record patient medical histories.
Operate diagnostic or therapeutic medical instruments or equipment.
Examine patients to assess general physical condition.
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