Patient Care Technician: Build a Successful Career Helping Others
At Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA), you can train for a career as a Patient Care Technician (PCT) in under a year with focused, hands-on classes that give you the job skills employers are looking for. PCT brings the best of both worlds: an opportunity to earn a solid paycheck while making a difference in the lives of patients.
Patient Care Technicians are on the front lines
PCTs work alongside doctors and nurses to provide the day-to-day care that patients need. They are called upon to perform vital clinical, laboratory and office tasks to ensure the smooth operation of the healthcare facility:
- Assisting patients with day-to-day activities
- Operating diagnostic equipment
- Administration of drugs according to physicians’ instructions
- Sample collection and analysis
- Management of medical charts and electronic medical records
Patient Care Technicians play a vital role in hospitals, nursing homes, physicians’ offices and other healthcare facilities.
Train for your new career as a Patient Care Technician in under a year
At Ultimate Medical Academy, Patient Care Technician training is a stimulating mix of classroom and laboratory training followed by a hands-on externship in a healthcare facility. You will gain a Patient Care Technician Diploma while learning a variety of clinical skills, laboratory procedures, pharmacology, medical office management and more before being placed into a real-world medical facility to put your training into action with actual patients.
Upon graduation, you’ll receive a diploma and be qualified to seek employment in a range of healthcare facilities. In addition, you’ll be ready to take the State of Florida Certified Nursing Assistant exam and gain an important credential. In the period leading up to graduation, UMA’s Career Services department will work with you to find potential job opportunities that fit your skills and goals, either at your externship location or with one of our many partners in the healthcare field.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare will generate 3.2 million jobs between 2008 and 2010, more than any other industry, largely in response to rapid growth in the elderly population.