Career Details

Psychiatric Technician


Career Overview

Psychiatric technicians assist with the therapeutic care and monitoring of patients who are mentally ill.


Completing a certificate or two-year program in mental health technology may be required to obtain this position.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$21,000 /yr
$30,000 /yr
$59,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

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Work Environment

Psychiatric technicians typically work in mental health-related hospitals and treatment centers and for the government.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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