Behavioral Health Sciences

Program Overview

Behavioral health technicians assist in the care of treatment of clients with mental or developmental disabilities. They assess the needs of clients and provide assistance with obtaining community resources to meet their unique needs. A rapidly increasing senior population and increase in individuals seeking mental health treatment should make job prospects plentiful, especially for applicants with appropriate postsecondary education.

General Program Information

The Behavioral Health Science programs are designed to provide students with the skills necessary to deliver basic, specialized, and comprehensive behavioral health services. The core focus of the program is practical training and service-learning experiences.

For more information please visit the Counseling Department department page.

Employers

  • residential care facilities and mental health clinics
  • local, state and federal agencies
  • hospitals, nursing homes and other personal care facilities
  • home health care services
  • public health agencies
  • regional behavioral health providers

Job Titles

  • behavioral health technician
  • social and human service assistant
  • parent aid
  • human services worker
  • mental health technician
  • counseling paraprofessional
  • respite care workers
  • family advocate
  • psychiatric aid/technician
     

Wage Information

LOCATION
PAY PERIOD
Entry Level
Median
Experienced
Arizona
Hourly
$10.79
$13.43
$17.41
Yearly
$22,440.00
$27,930.00
$36,220.00
Greater Phoenix
Hourly
$10.35
$12.51
$16.33
Yearly
$21,530.00
$26,010.00
$33,970.00
United States
Hourly
$10.51
$13.12
$16.63
Yearly
$21,860.00
$27,280.00
$34,590.00
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - 2008