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A patient care technician provides critical support services to nurses and doctors in medical settings. Patient care technicians typically work directly with patients in hospital and clinic settings to offer assistance with their basic needs such as lifting objects, entering and exiting a bed or bathroom, and even personal care such as brushing their teeth. Patient care technicians typically have a great deal of direct contact with patients, and they also assist nurses with a variety of basic tasks, such as cleaning or monitoring a patient's needs and communicating directly with the nursing staff.

Patient care technicians occupy entry-level jobs within medical settings, and as such, they do not have extensive academic training. Most patient care technicians complete a program of study that focuses preparing them for employment. The length of study varies depending on the program. In some cases, a patient care technician will have an associate degree, but in many cases individuals enter programs directly from high school or a GED program.

Patient care technicians must possess excellent communication skills to work with ill and recovering patients. Programs teach students how to work in collaboration with nurses, doctors, and other hospital staff. They are also trained in basic emergency techniques such as first aid and CPR. While patient care technicians do not have direct responsibility for any patient's medical issues, they are key to providing comfort and support to patients during medical procedures or recovery.

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Accredited Colleges Offering Patient Care Technician Degrees
College Annual Tuition Recommend Rate
Campuses: Emporia
$6,520 Add Review
Campuses: Lakeland, Deland, Orlando, Kissimmee, <span class='has-tip' title='... Pembroke Pines, Cutler Bay'>...
$16,964 27% (11 reviews)
Campuses: Fort Scott
$3,510 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Garden City
$4,020 Add Review
Campuses: Shawnee
$5,697 Add Review
Campuses: Upper Darby
$11,450 - $16,735 21% (58 reviews)
Campuses: Honolulu
$30,020 83% (6 reviews)
Campuses: Woodward
$1,582 Add Review
Campuses: Highland
$3,570 Add Review
Campuses: Des Moines
$4,813 67% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Holyoke
$10,322 Add Review
Campuses: Hutchinson, Newton, McPherson
$4,470 Add Review
Campuses: Independence
$4,650 Add Review
Campuses: Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie, Vero Beach, Okeechobee, <span class='has-tip' title='... Stuart'>...
$10,201 100% (10 reviews)
Campuses: Indianapolis
$8,927 100% (4 reviews)
Campuses: Overland Park
$5,352 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Hazleton, Wilkes-Barre
$12,505 - $15,650 Add Review
Campuses: Pembroke Pines
$10,740 Add Review
Campuses: Kansas City, Leavenworth
$6,510 Add Review
Campuses: Long Beach
$11,444 Add Review
Campuses: Elyria
$8,405 Add Review
Campuses: Naples
$4,567 Add Review
Campuses: Wilmington
$9,012 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Monroe
$4,159 Add Review
Campuses: Manhattan
$7,650 Add Review
Campuses: Greenacres
$17,000 Add Review
Campuses: Tucumcari
$3,408 Add Review
Campuses: Wayne
$1,035 Add Review
Campuses: Palos Hills
$9,414 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Fort Morgan
$15,274 Add Review

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