Median Salary: $37,000*
The Patient Care Technician program follows the curriculum guidelines of the New York State Education Department and prepares students to sit for the the National Healthcareer Association Certification Exams. The successful completion of the program and passing of the certification exam allows students to apply for entry level positions at hospitals, clinics, medical offices, and long-term care facilities. Upon graduation from the program students are prepared to sit for the following National Healthcareer Association certification exams: Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT), Certified EKG Technician (CET), Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT).
The course covers the following areas: medical terminology, general patient care, patient care and preparation related to phlebotomy and EKG, safety, professional responsibilities, infection control, vital signs, CPR, phlebotomy, and EKG monitoring.
*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics