UMA Programs / Clearwater Campus / Patient Care Technician

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is there a difference between patient care technician schools?

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Absolutely. While the basic training may be similar between schools that offer patient care technician programs, UMA is pleased to offer an extensive list of student services, all included in our competitively priced tuition.1 UMA is a school that offers patient care technician training programs which include one-on-one tutoring, on-the-job training (unpaid), help with writing your resume, job interview coaching and job search assistance. 1. According to research conducted by UMA comparing a variety of career schools with similar programs.

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How much does a patient care technician make?

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You can find salary ranges by visiting the Bureau of Labor Statistics website. A patient care technician salary depends on the answers to several questions including where you live and work, your experience, whether you are certified or not, and other related factors.

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What should I look for in top schools for patient care technician training?

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Different people have different ideas of what makes a top school. To us, top schools that offer patient care technician programs should provide personal assistance every step of the way with services like one-on-one and group tutoring. Top schools that offer patient care technician training should also provide career services such as job search assistance.

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Where can I find more info about being a patient care technician?

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You can read more about being a patient care techncian on InHealthcareToday.com, a blog presented by UMA: The Benefits of Working as a Patient Care Technician

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Where can I find UMA patient care technician training?

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UMA offers patient care technician training at our campus in downtown Clearwater, located at 1255 Cleveland Street. Contact us now to schedule a tour.

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Do I need patient care technician certification to work as one?

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The PCT Certification is not needed for a student to work as one. However, students receive course preparation to sit for the Florida Certified Nursing Assistant exam, Certified Patient Care Technician exam, Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam and Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam. Graduates must meet eligibility requirements to sit for the exams.

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What is a patient care technician?

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The patient care technician is someone who works alongside physicians and nurses to provide day-to-day care that patients need. Generally, a patient care technician may operate diagnostic equipment, collect samples and perform lab work. See nursing assistant and medical assistant for similar careers.