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Careers for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program Graduates

Common job titles

  • Childcare worker
  • Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurse
  • Medical assistant
  • Occupational therapist
  • Registered nurse
  • Social and human service assistant

Job outlook data

Psychiatric technicians and aides held around 145,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment of psychiatric technicians and aides is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024, driven by a large aging population that experiences high rates of cognitive illnesses.

Psychiatric technicians and aides care for people who have mental illnesses and developmental disabilities. Technicians typically provide therapeutic care and monitor their patients’ conditions, while aides help patients in their daily activities and ensure a safe, clean environment.

Where can I work with this major?

Employers of Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree holders include:

  • Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals
  • State government
  • Residential intellectual and developmental disability facilities
  • Residential mental health and substance abuse facilities
  • General medical and surgical hospitals


» Get information about Adelphi’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner MS Degree Program

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Psychiatric Technicians and Aides, PayScale, Psychiatric Nurse (RN) Salary.

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