Do you like helping people? Would you like to be a part of the nursing field?
If you’re seeking a rewarding career in the healthcare industry that allows you to work directly with patients, you might consider training to become a Patient Care Technician. These professionals play a vital role in the healthcare system by delivering basic nursing care to patients in hospitals, nursing homes, skilled-nursing facilities and home health agencies.
Patient Care Technician Training
At Jolie Academy, we’ll prepare you for a career as a Patient Care Technician through a combination of theoretical and hands-on learning. Throughout the program, you can expect to learn the following:
- Blood collection techniques, such as venipuncture and micro-collection
- Taking vital signs
- Basic anatomy and physiology
- Medical terminology
- Personal care procedures
- Safety and infection control
This experience will help to develop your skills and confidence to ensure you’re well prepared to sit for the national certification exam and begin your career. With the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting a 21 percent growth rate for patient care technician jobs through 2022, you can expect to find many opportunities for entry-level employment upon completing your program.
Patient Care Technician Career
As the need for healthcare services continues to increase, so does the need for highly-qualified support personnel such as patient care technicians. These allied health professionals work closely with patients in hospitals, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
to provide much of their daily, hands-on care. By performing safety checks, monitoring vital signs and helping to keep patients comfortable, the work of the patient care technician ensures that doctors and nurses are able to focus their efforts on treating patients as effectively as possible.
Patient Care Technician License
After completing the patient care technician program at Jolie, you’ll be eligible to apply for the national certification exam to become a Certified Patient Care Technician. Although these credentials aren’t required to work in the field, it may give you an edge in your career, as many employers prefer to hire patient care technicians who have earned their credentials.