Psychiatric Aides (31-1013)

Occupation description:  Assist mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed patients, working under direction of nursing and medical staff. May assist with daily living activities, lead patients in educational and recreational activities, or accompany patients to and from examinations and treatments. May restrain violent patients. Includes psychiatric orderlies.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 109108 -0.90 33
United States 77,30081,400 5.3410 1,7502,160

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 14.109.3911.14 13.0416.6120.80

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1326 4.538.3 28.9
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation22
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 94
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 94.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training