As a patient care technician, you will have daily hands-on experiences with patients by helping them with procedures such as taking vital signs, performing electrocardiography (ECG), blood draws, hemodialysis and other needs. A patient care technician is an important job in the medical profession. A technician will provide help to patients in hospitals, doctor’s offices, and nursing homes. A nurse or doctor normally supervises the technician; however, the individual will spend the most time with patients.
A patient care technician will check blood pressure, heart rate, and pulse. She will also check the temperature. A technician will help the doctor perform a physical exam and change bedding.
In only four months you can earn your Patient Care Technician Certificate and begin working in the medical field as a Patient Care Technician.