Behavioral Health Technicians
Behavioral health technicians work closely with doctors, nurses, and licensed therapists and counselors in treating individuals with behavioral disorders. They help to create treatment plans for patients, monitor and record their progress, and share their findings with medical and mental health professionals. They also provide information and support for patients, their caregivers, and their families. Behavioral health technicians work in patients’ homes, schools, mental health facilities, hospitals, shelters, and various other sett...
Minimum Education Level
Behavioral Health Technicians employed in the U.S. in 2021 earned salaries that ranged from $31,000 to $83,000, according to a survey by Glassdoor.com. The national average salary for this profession was $50,686. The Department of Labor reported that psychiatric technicians, a job that has similar duties and goals to that of behavioral health technicians, earned salaries that ranged from $24,96...
Behavioral health technicians work in various settings. They work in residences where patients live, as well as in rehabilitation facilities and clinics, mental health facilities, hospitals, shelters, and schools. The work environment will vary depending on the setting, but most settings will be clean and equipped with resources and staff to support the work of the technicians.
Behavioral health technicians will have excellent job opportunities in the years to come. The Department of Labor predicts 12 percent employment growth, much faster than the average, through 2029, for psychiatric technicians, which includes behavioral health technicians. Job growth will be due to the increase in mental health disorders and the increased awareness of mental health treatment prog...