Medical assisting: the first step in your healthcare career
- Study close to home at our campuses in Ramsey, Hackensack, and Nutley
- Learn how to give basic and personal care to patients, check vital signs, and assist nurses
Upon completion of the six month Patient Care Tech certificate program, students are eligible to take the Patient Care Technician, ECGs, and Phlebotomy certifications. A Patient Care Technician primarily works under the supervision of a nurse or a physician. Their daily responsibilities include providing basic patient care, providing patient care supplies, wound care, collecting laboratory specimens, safety checks, monitoring vital signs, performing ECG’s and phlebotomy procedures. The Patient Care Technician can work in a vast majority of facilities such as: hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, rehabilitation centers, and dialysis centers. The projected growth is 11% each year until 2026.