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Psychiatric Technicians (29-2053)

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.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 307 334 8.79 9 17 29
United States 76600 86100 0.0 2400 4200 7500
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 18.31 12.00 13.78 16.84 21.16 28.38
Alaska 20.35 16.43 17.80 20.18 23.14 24.94
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 20.40 16.44 17.86 20.33 23.20 24.95
Balance of State 20.17 16.43 17.66 19.76 22.93 24.89

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.