Psychiatric Technician

What Does A Psychiatric Technician Do?

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

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How Do I Become A Psychiatric Technician?

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

What is the Average Salary For A Psychiatric Technician?

High – 59,000
Median – 30,000
Low – 21,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Psychiatric Technician?

  • Science – As much as possible, including biology and psychology!
  • Math – As much as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication

What Is The Work Environment For A Psychiatric Technician?

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

What Is The Future Outlook For A Psychiatric Technician?

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


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degree Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Psychiatric Technician?