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

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 298359 20.511 1532
United States 66,10070,000 5.92,200 3,0005,590

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 18.0511.2713.19 16.2420.7729.86
Alaska 19.4114.9216.52 18.4521.6925.11
Balance of State 20.1216.2117.13 18.6621.6127.33

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
34843 12.424.1 18.7
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation169
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation37
UI claimants previously working in occupation23
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 122
Number of job position postings 11
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 11.1

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