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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
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Grand Canyon University $17,050 51% (498 reviews)
272 Programs, 1 in Patient Care Technician (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • BS in Health Sciences
South College $16,575 100% (3 reviews)
70 Programs, 1 in Patient Care Technician (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • AS - Health Science (Pre-Nursing)
Penn Foster College Not Provided 64% (180 reviews)
50 Programs, 1 in Patient Care Technician (view all)
Campuses: Online
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Campuses: Columbus
$8,906 100% (4 reviews)
Campuses: Monaca, Canonsburg
$16,890 Add Review
Campuses: Arkansas City
$4,170 Add Review
Campuses: New Orleans
$8,368 Add Review
Campuses: St. George, Saint George
$3,298 Add Review
Campuses: Forrest City
$3,720 0% (1 review)
Campuses: Thatcher
$11,400 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Roswell
$5,616 Add Review
Campuses: Lynnwood
$9,506 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: St. Augustine
$5,425 Add Review
Campuses: Houma
$7,489 Add Review
Campuses: Emporia
$6,040 Add Review
Campuses: Fort Scott
$3,330 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Pensacola
$2,874 Add Review
Campuses: Phoenix
$17,050 51% (498 reviews)
Campuses: Honolulu
$25,980 83% (6 reviews)
Campuses: Woodward
$1,582 Add Review
Campuses: Highland
$3,625 Add Review
Campuses: Des Moines
$4,462 67% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Holyoke
$9,846 Add Review
Campuses: Independence
$4,443 Add Review
Campuses: Indianapolis
$8,402 100% (4 reviews)
Campuses: Overland Park
$6,600 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Pembroke Pines
$10,480 Add Review
Campuses: Kansas City, Leavenworth
$6,510 Add Review
Campuses: Klamath Falls
$6,978 Add Review
Campuses: Kirtland
$10,052 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Laconia
$15,968 Add Review
Campuses: Elyria
$8,081 Add Review
Campuses: Monroe
$4,158 Add Review

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