Psychiatric Aide

Career Overview

Psychiatric aides assist mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed patients, working under direction of nursing and medical staff.


A high school diploma or equivalent is likely required to obtain this position. The training for this position is likely to occur on the job.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$18,000 /yr
$26,000 /yr
$42,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada