We surveyed 656 psychiatric technicians to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical psychiatric technician. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a psychiatric technician?
Working as a psychiatric technician typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a psychiatric technician?
A career as a psychiatric technician typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.
Is it easy to get a job as a psychiatric technician?
It’s typically difficult to find a job as a psychiatric technician. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for psychiatric technicians.
Do psychiatric technicians work full-time or part-time?
82% of psychiatric technicians work in full-time roles while 18% work part-time.
Is being a psychiatric technician stressful?
Psychiatric technicians tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.
Is being organized important as a psychiatric technician?
Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a psychiatric technician.
How competitive is the workplace for psychiatric technicians?
Competition at work is not common for psychiatric technicians.
Does being a psychiatric technician require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for psychiatric technicians.
Are psychiatric technicians allowed to express themselves creatively?
Psychiatric technicians rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.
Do psychiatric technicians have control over the direction of their work?
Psychiatric technicians tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.
Is being a psychiatric technician physically demanding?
Work as a psychiatric technicians is not the most physically demanding of careers, falling in the bottom half of all careers.
Are psychiatric technicians exposed to a wide variety of work?
Psychiatric technicians tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.
Does being a psychiatric technician require attention to detail?
Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a psychiatric technician.
Does being a good psychiatric technician require compassion and empathy?
Strong compassion and empathy are critical to success as a psychiatric technician.