What is a mental health technician?
A mental health technician, also often referred to as psychiatric technicians, are entry-level mental health workers who care for patients with mental illness or developmental disabilities. These technicians play an important role in outpatient and inpatient clinics.
What is the average salary of a mental health technician?
The current average mental health technician salary or psychiatric technician is $36,230, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
What is the job outlook for a mental health technician?
The current job outlook is faster than average, with an increase of 9% expected through 2031.
How do I obtain my Red Cross CPR certification?
Within the course, you will have the opportunity to apply to attend a Red Cross workshop to obtain your CPR/BLS certification.
Does this course prepare you for a certification?
Yes. You will be prepared for the Mental Health Technician Certification (MHTC) exam offered by the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA).
When can I start this course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
Can I register for courses if I am an international student?
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
How long does it take to complete this course?
After you register, you will receive 12 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.
What if I don't have enough time to complete the course within the time frame provided?
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
What kind of support will I receive?
The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.
Am I guaranteed a job?
ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.
Can I get financial assistance?
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.