What is involved in being a Mental Health Technician with a Psychology degree?
With your Psychology degree you can purse a career as a Mental Health Technician. This job may also be referred to as a Psychological Technician or a Psychiatric Technician. In this job you will assist health professionals (doctors, nurses, and psychologists) with treating individuals who have mental/behavioral problems (e.g., drug addiction). A Mental Health Technician may work in a hospital, shelter or mental health facility. Specific job duties include: helping to assess patients, documenting care, and assisting patients with their needs.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Mental Health (Psychiatric) Technicians and aides have a median salary of $29,500 per year.
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