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or $17.58 hourly
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Assisting and Caring for Others
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Social Perceptiveness (78)
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Psychiatric Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 10.9% by 2031
'Psychiatric Technicians' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Psychiatric Technicians' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Psychiatric Technicians' was $36,570, or $17.58 hourly
'Psychiatric Technicians' are paid 20.1% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as psychiatric technicians?
As of 2021 there were 93,410 people employed as Psychiatric Technicians within the United States.
This represents around 0.07% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Psychiatric Technicians.
Care for individuals with mental or emotional conditions or disabilities, following the instructions of physicians or other health practitioners. Monitor patients' physical and emotional well-being and report to medical staff. May participate in rehabilitation and treatment programs, help with personal hygiene, and administer oral or injectable medications.
SOC Code: 29-2053.00
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