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Behavioral Health Technicians

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Behavioral health technicians are employed by a variety of organizations. They work for general hospitals, mental hospitals, community mental health centers, psychiatric clinics, schools, and daycare centers. They also work for the military, social service agencies, and residential and nonresidential centers like nursing homes and halfway houses, among others. Some work with individual patients in their homes. They may also be employed by correctional programs, juvenile courts, family service centers, and public housing programs. According to the Department of Labor, there are 82,800 psychiatric technicians and 319,400 behavioral disorder, substance abuse, and mental health counselors employed in the United States.

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