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Psychiatric Aide

License required in 1 states

14th most burdensome licensing requirements among moderate-income occupations

97th most heavily regulated occupation among moderate-income occupations

What They Do

Psychiatric aides assist mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed patients and work under the direction of nursing and medical staff.

Licensing

Only one state, Missouri, requires a license to work as a psychiatric aide. Missouri requires two years (730 days) of experience in mental health, a high school diploma and a minimum age of 18 years. These requirements rank as the 14th most burdensome of the 102 occupations studied here. However, because only one state licenses psychiatric aides, the occupation ranks as the 97th most widely and onerously licensed.

License to Work

The data and information here come from IJ’s License to Work report, released in November 2017.

States Ranked by Average Licensing Burden for 102 Lower-Income Occupations

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Based on data released in November 2017

State Licensing Requirements

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Burden Rank State States Licensed Fees Estimated Calendar Days Lost Education Experience Exams Minimum Grade Minimum Age
1 Missouri 1 $0 730 2 years 0 12 18