"Mental Health," "Crisis Intervention," and "Patient Care" aren't the only skills we found Behavioral Health Technicians list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of Behavioral Health Technician responsibilities that we found, including:
We've found that 50.1% of Behavioral Health Technicians have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 7.9% earned their master's degrees before becoming a Behavioral Health Technician. While it's true that most Behavioral Health Technicians have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every six Behavioral Health Technicians did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those Behavioral Health Technicians who do attend college, typically earn either Psychology degrees or Criminal Justice degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for Behavioral Health Technicians include Business degrees or Social Work degrees.
When you're ready to become a Behavioral Health Technician, you might wonder which companies hire Behavioral Health Technicians. According to our research through Behavioral Health Technician resumes, Behavioral Health Technicians are mostly hired by Evolent Health, Community First Medical Center, and Preferred Family Healthcare. Now is a good time to apply as Evolent Health has 68 Behavioral Health Technicians job openings, and there are 45 at Community First Medical Center and 38 at Preferred Family Healthcare.
If you're interested in companies where Behavioral Health Technicians make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at WestCare, St. Joseph School, and Evolent Health. We found that at WestCare, the average Behavioral Health Technician salary is $36,621. Whereas at St. Joseph School, Behavioral Health Technicians earn roughly $36,436. And at Evolent Health, they make an average salary of $35,730.
In general, Behavioral Health Technicians fulfill roles in the Health Care and Non Profits industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the Behavioral Health Technician annual salary is the highest in the Non Profits industry with $30,969 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the Retail and Hospitality industries pay $28,209 and $27,526 respectively. This means that Behavioral Health Technicians who are employed in the Non Profits industry make 14.1% more than Behavioral Health Technicians who work in the Health Care Industry.