Patient Care Technician
Patient Care Technician Diploma Program
The medical field is ever-evolving and growing to meet the needs of an aging population. Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology allows students to take advantage of this growth by offering a focused Patient Care Technician program. Our 36-week program arms students with the skills necessary to be successful in many settings within the medical field.
Why Choose Cambridge for Patient Care Technician Training?
The Patient Care Technician Diploma program at Cambridge delivers many benefits to students interested in joining the medical field. Some of these benefits include:
- Hands-on training: To truly grasp the knowledge required for success, you must learn using a hands-on approach. Cambridge offers the hands-on training necessary to perform all required clinical procedures. Plus, students have the opportunity to train in local facilities to gain real-world experience.
- Supportive staff: Our staff is dedicated to your success. We’re here to offer students a helping hand, whether they need study assistance or help with building a resume.
- Focused curriculum: Our Patient Care Technician program covers all the necessary materials students need to be successful, without distractions. From how to draw blood to assisting patients through treatment, you’ll learn all aspects of patient care through this program. Students upon completion of the program are eligible to sit for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) exam.
The outlook for patient care tech careers is positive. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field will continue to grow by 9% between now and 2028, which is faster than average growth. For patient care techs, the average salary is approximately $33,249 per year.
Patient care technicians are responsible for providing direct care to patients in a wide range of settings. Responsibilities include all aspects of patient care from measuring vital signs to offering emotional support.
What Does a Patient Care Technician Do?
Patient care technicians support doctors, nurses and other medical staff with delivering patient care. Similar to a CNA, a PCT’s day-to-day work will include a range of duties such as:
- Monitoring patient conditions and provide updates periodically to the care team
- Performing basic nursing assistant care such as changing bedding, serving meals and assisting with toileting
- Escorting patients to x-ray and other diagnostic imaging processes
- Delivering emotional support to patients and their families
- Performing venipunctures for lab testing
- Performing EKG
Once successful in the completion of this program, students receive their Patient Care Technician certification.
- Patient Care Technician Certification and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) exam
- 36-week course
- Focused curriculum