CAREER OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE
- Behavioral Health Tech
- Mental Health Tech
- Peer Support Specialist
- Residential Aid
- Recovery Specialist
The median annual wage for psychiatric aides was $31,570 in May 2020.
The median annual wage for psychiatric technicians was $35,030 in May 2020.
Overall employment of psychiatric technicians and aides is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.
About 15,200 openings for psychiatric technicians and aides are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
Psychiatric Technicians and Aides : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)