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Psychiatric Technician

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Career Overview

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

Education

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

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
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.

Schools
Scholarships
References

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

Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada