Patient Care Technician
Patient Care Technicians (PCT) is a new occupation that addresses the specialized needs of patient care. PCTs work with healthcare professionals to provide direct patient care in a variety of healthcare environments. PCT’s are an important part of the patient recovery due to their close rapport with patients as they monitor developing signs of distress. PCT’s perform duties of certified nursing assistants, phlebotomists, and electro-cardiogram specialists.
CES’ program provides students with comprehensive instruction in CNA, Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, Phlebotomy, EKG, HIPPA Awareness, and CPR/ First Aid Training. This program is a total of 586 course hours, 432 of those hours are classroom and simulation, and 144 hours are performed in a clinical externship. Program graduates have skills necessary to work in multiple healthcare settings including medical centers, hospitals, emergency rooms, and nursing homes. Program graduates are eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association certification exam.
Requirements: High school diploma/ GED, completed vaccination form, physical within the last 10 months, BCI from the Attorney General’s Office
Annual Median Salary: $38,000 per year / $19.79 per hour
Job Outlook: Increase 21% from 2012 - 2022