I am wondering if anyone has any experience being a mental health technician in a psychiatric hospital/facility? I need clinical experience that pays, as I am supporting myself. I also have an interest in psychiatry, so I thought this would be a good option to get clinical experience while also making money and fulfilling my interests. I have watched some videos on youtube about the job and read job descriptions about it but was wondering if anyone on here could further elaborate on what it is like? Would you say it is a high quality clinical experience? Why or why not?
Also, I have volunteered at a hospital in the Pediatric ICU and currently work with kids who have autism, so I am familiar working with people who are either very sick or developmentally disabled.
Thanks for any help!