Career Outlook for Psychiatric Technicians

Also known as:  Behavioral Health Technician, Mental Health Technician, Psychiatric Technician
The overall job outlook for Psychiatric Technician careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 23.11 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 3.85 percent per year. Demand for Psychiatric Technicians is expected to go down, with an expected -13,150 jobs shed by 2018. This represents an annual decrease of 2.26 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Psychiatric Technicians in the following states
Texas 9,200
California 8,610
Florida 6,890
Virginia 4,420
Missouri 4,230
Illinois 3,840
North Carolina 2,210
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Psychiatric Technicians
Puerto Rico 50
Minnesota 50
Wyoming 80
South Carolina 130
Montana 140
Vermont 170
Maryland 180