Psychiatric Technicians Job Outlook

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Psychiatric Technicians Job Outlook

Postby shawntamis » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:10 am

Psychiatric Technicians are vital individuals for treating people dealing with some form of mental illness or mental instability. The list of these diseases includes but not limited to, schizophrenia, depression or dementia. A Psychiatric technician employs scientific, technical and manual skills to diagnose and treat a patient.

What is the current job scenario for Psychiatric Technicians in the United States?

Many healthcare organizations require experienced psychiatric technicians to join them. Healthcare organizations are creating more jobs related to this role as cases of schizophrenia and dementia seem to be rising by the day and there is shortage of trained and experienced psychiatric technicians. It is estimated that the requirement for these technicians would outsmart the requirement of any other job in the next five years.

What should the education levels be of a psychiatric technician?

Most healthcare organizations would require a psychiatric technician to have a 2-year Associates' degree in Human Service. An Associates' degree in any other mental field with enough impetus on mental health services is also desirable. Some advanced positions may require the technician to have a Psychiatric Technology certificate.

Technicians working in mental health services for adult and children are preferred. Some healthcare centers, excluding the larger healthcare centers, prefer taking psychiatric technicians who do not have any experience.
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Re: Psychiatric Technicians Job Outlook

Postby honey123 » Sat May 01, 2010 11:32 am

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