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Patient Care Technician Careers

Patient Care Technician Careers

Become qualified to work for a public or private hospital, nursing home, home healthcare agency, hospice, assisted-living facility, or long-term care facility. All of these organizations need Patient Care Technicians to ensure the safety, comfort, and protection of their patients. The U.S. Department of Labor projects the growth for Patient Care Technician jobs to increase 17% by 2024.*

Growth Potential & Career Opportunities

  • Work with doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals
  • Work full-time or part-time
  • Be a part of the secure, growing healthcare industry
  • The U.S. Department of Labor projects the growth for Patient Care Technician jobs to increase 17% by 2024.*


Upon graduation from our program, you will receive your U.S. Career Institute Certificate of Completion attesting to your accomplishment. Patient Care Technicians do not typically need to sit for an additional certification exam. Employers in this field do not typically require certification; however, if you choose to seek certification, U.S. Career Institute’s Patient Care Technician program prepares you to sit for the Certified Patient Care Technician Certification administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). In addition to your training from USCI we strongly recommend purchasing the NHA exam prep materials prior to taking the exam.

State Requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state

USCI Career Coach Program

We invest in you-up to $400 Value**

After completing your certificate course, our Career Coach Program is USCI Career Coach Program an included benefit that will give you one-on-one access to a Career Coach Specialist. Our course and Career Coach Program can prepare you with the skills needed to help you start your new career. Read about the program's requirements and guidelines in the Career Coach Program Outline.

online courses

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Nursing Assistants, on the internet at (May 31, 2017)
**Value depends on graduates’ use of services available to them.
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