UMA Programs / Clearwater Campus

Career Outlook

Employment for nursing assistants, under which patient care technician roles fall, is expected to grow 9% (faster than average) from 2018 to 2028. This field is projected to add 137,800 new jobs through 2028.1

The main reasons for this job growth are1:

  • The aging baby boomer population creating need for long-term care
  • Increasing demand for home and community-based care