Psychiatric Technicians (29-2053)
Occupation description: Care for individuals with mental or emotional conditions or disabilities, following the instructions of physicians or other health practitioners. Monitor patients' physical and emotional well-being and report to medical staff. May participate in rehabilitation and treatment programs, help with personal hygiene, and administer oral or injectable medications.
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Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.
Labor Force Indicators
|2016 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
||Percent nonresident||Percent age 45 plus||Percent age 50 plus
|2016 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||169
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||37
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||23
|2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
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|Number of job position postings
|Ratio of registrants to job position postings
Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: Postsecondary non-degree award
||Work experience: Less than 5 years
||On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training