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Behavioral Health Technicians


Behavioral health technicians work closely with doctors, nurses, and licensed therapists and counselors in treating individuals with behavioral disorders. They help to create treatment plans for patients, monitor and record their progress, and share their findings with medical and mental health professionals. They also provide information and support for patients, their caregivers, and their families. Behavioral health technicians work in patients’ homes, schools, mental health facilities, hospitals, shelters, and various other settings.

The professions that share similar duties and goals with behavioral health technicians include psychiatric technicians and behavioral disorder counselors. According to the Department of Labor, in 2019, there were 82,800 psychiatric technicians and 319,400 behavioral disorder, substance abuse, and mental health counselors employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma




Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits


Hands On


Career Ladder
Supervisor, Behavioral Health Technician Department

Behavioral Health Technician

Junior Behavioral Health Technician


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