Dallas Tech Jobs in Psychiatry

6 04 2009

If you’re looking for healthcare-related Dallas tech jobs, you may want to consider a position as a psychiatric technician.

Psychiatric technicians work under the direction of a physician to care for mentally impaired and emotionally disturbed patients. They may help with rehabilitation and treatment programs, personal hygiene, and administering medications and hypodermic injections. Check out a tech job description at http://www.bestjobdescriptions.com.

Students hoping to become a psychiatric technician should attend a vocational school in order to obtain the proper training. Programs can last anywhere from a few weeks to more than a year. Some employers may also ask applicants to become licensed.

Nationwide, employment of psychiatric technicians should grow by 4.2 percent by 2019, adding 2,390 jobs for a total of 59,510 workers. Employment throughout Texas is expected to increase by 14.6 percent, or 1,260 jobs, for a total of 9,890 workers.

Employment in Dallas is anticipated to increase from 300 workers during 2009 to 350 workers by 2019, resulting in 50 additional jobs and an overall growth rate of 16.7 percent, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.

The top industries that employ psychiatric technicians in Dallas include:

  • State government, except education – 74.01 percent
  • Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals – 13.48 percent
  • General medical and surgical hospitals – 6.48 percent
  • Local government, except education – 2.6 percent

During 2009, the average wage for psychiatric technicians in Dallas was $10.63 per hour, while the average wage throughout Texas was $8.99 per hour and the average national wage was $14.77 per hour.

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