Psychiatric Aides

General Information

Description

Assist mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed patients, working under direction of nursing and medical staff. May assist with daily living activities, lead patients in educational and recreational activities, or accompany patients to and from examinations and treatments. May restrain violent patients. Includes psychiatric orderlies.

Job Outlook

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.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$31,570

State-by-state Salary

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$45,760
$22,390
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 63%
  • Some college 16%
  • Bachelor's degree 11%
  • Associate's degree 3%
  • Master's degree 2%
  • Post-secondary certificate 2%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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Knowledge

  • Psychology
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Education and Training
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