Patient Care Technician

Multi-skilled nursing assistants and orderlies perform basic patient care.

Introduction:

Patient care technicians, or nursing assistants may care for patients in hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies and private homes. They have a broad range of duties including feeding, bathing and walking patients, making beds, assisting patients in their daily living activities, drawing blood, and performing 12- lead electrocardiograms. The Patient Care Technician (PCT) program completion requires 600 hours or six months of training.

Employment Opportunities:

PCT’s / nursing assistants may care for patients in a hospital, nursing home, home health agency, or private home.

Career Opportunities:

  • Patient Care Technician

Employment Outlook:

The job placement rate for graduates actively seeking employment is about 96%. Employment of nursing assistants is projected to grow 10% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Salary:

The average annual wage for Patient Care Technicians is $26,000, and $12.00 hourly.

 

Location and Hours:

  • American Adult Education Center (Certificate – 600 Hours)
  • Hialeah- Miami Lakes Adult Education Center  (Certificate – 600 Hours)
  • Miami Coral Park Adult Education Center  (Certificate – 600 Hours)
  • Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College  (Certificate – 600 Hours)
  • Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College (Certificate – 600 Hours)

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