Mental Health Technician

Starting Salary

NC Triangle area

Median Annual Wage

NC Triangle area
% Some college, no degree
% Bachelor's degree

Job Outlook

NC Triangle area

Annual Job Openings

NC Triangle area

Mental health is just as important as physical health when it comes to a person’s overall well being. Mental Health Technicians care for patients with mental or emotional conditions or disabilities. Acting under a health practitioner's order, the technicians monitor a patient’s physical and emotional health; observe and sometimes interact, teach, counsel, or befriend the patient; restrain patients when needed; and assist patients with their daily tasks such as bathing and cleaning.

The Mental Health Technician Continuing Education program at Durham Tech prepares students to earn their national certification for the field. The program covers introductory training and holistic approaches to mental health care.