Projected job openings through 2028
Take and record measures of patients' physical condition, using devices such as thermometers or blood pressure gauges.
Monitor patients' physical and emotional well-being and report unusual behavior or physical ailments to medical staff.
Provide nursing, psychiatric, or personal care to mentally ill, emotionally disturbed, or mentally retarded patients.
Observe and influence patients' behavior, communicating and interacting with them and teaching, counseling, or befriending them.
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.
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.
Administer oral medications or hypodermic injections, following physician's prescriptions and hospital procedures.
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.
Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.
Therapy and Counseling
Customer and Personal Service
Public Safety and Security