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Accredited Colleges Offering Dialysis Technician Degrees

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Dialysis technicians, also called hemodialysis technicians or nephrology technicians, work to cleanse the kidneys of impurities for those experiencing acute or chronic renal failure. By operating medical equipment under the supervision of a nurse or other healthcare professional, dialysis technicians safely remove waste products and fluids from the blood and vascular systems of patients. They develop strong relationships with patients, as people waiting to receive kidney transplants must come in to receive dialysis treatment for several hours at a time, up to seven days per week. Because a dialysis technician has frequent contact with patients, he or she must use these interactions to ensure that the patient is comfortable while receiving treatment and also to get a full assessment of the patient's health, which will be reported to his or her physician.

Some routine tasks of dialysis technicians involve taking patients' medical histories, recording blood pressure, and maintaining dialysis equipment, such as the operation, repair, and sterilization of dialysis machines. Dialysis technicians also instruct patients about at-home treatments to prolong the functioning of kidneys until they receive a transplant.

At the very minimum, potential dialysis technicians should earn a high school diploma or its equivalent before they can begin training as a dialysis technician. The completion of a vocational or technical program is not required to work as a dialysis technician, but many community colleges and technical schools offer brief courses to prepare students for work in nephrology. If you plan to work as a dialysis technician, you must become a Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT).

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Star Career Academy Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 45% (29 reviews)
10 Programs, 1 in Dialysis Technician (view all)
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Sanford-Brown College Annual Tuition $11,136 - $16,192 Recommend Rate 24% (29 reviews)
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American Institute of Medical Technology Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Atlanta Technical College Annual Tuition $4,162 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Baker College Annual Tuition $7,740 Recommend Rate 0% (2 reviews)
Blue Cliff College Annual Tuition $14,760 - $17,523 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Central Georgia Technical College Annual Tuition $4,170 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Chippewa Valley Technical College Annual Tuition $5,541 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Citi College of Allied Health Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Annual Tuition $7,498 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College Annual Tuition $7,498 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Community College of Rhode Island Annual Tuition $10,582 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Dorsey Schools Annual Tuition $17,040 - $19,104 Recommend Rate 27% (15 reviews)
Lake Superior College Annual Tuition $9,500 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
McDowell Technical Community College Annual Tuition $6,324 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Miami Valley Career Technology Center Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Northern Marianas College Annual Tuition $5,100 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
O C Collins Career Center Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Ogeechee Technical College Annual Tuition $4,300 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Progressive Training Centers Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Sanford-Brown College Annual Tuition $11,136 - $16,192 Recommend Rate 24% (29 reviews)
Somerset County Technology Center Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Southern Crescent Technical College Annual Tuition $4,202 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Southern University at Shreveport Annual Tuition $3,304 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Star Career Academy Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 45% (29 reviews)
Wayne County Community College District Annual Tuition $2,644 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Winter Park Tech Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Annual Tuition $4,412 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews

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