dcsimg
Health Care Careers

Your Information Resource for Education, Training, and Schools in the Medical and Allied Healthcare Fields

health-care-careers_03 Home Healthcare Careers Healthcare Schools State Listings
Find Health Care Programs

Patient Care Technician Schools and Home Health Aide Training Programs

A patient-focused health care career without four years of medical school is a real option for you -- as a patient care technician. Also known as patient care assistants, nurse aides or nurse techs, these caregivers are found in a wide range of medical specialties. From behavioral health to rehabilitation, psychiatry to clinical support, you can make a difference in your community as you hone a highly marketable set of career skills.

Specializations for Nurse Aides or Patient Care Technicians

As a patient care tech, you could first pursue core training and then focus on an area that matches your interests. Nurse aides or patient care technicians might perform different functions in different workplaces or fields. Here are some examples.

Hospitals: Take vital signs, observe and report treatment information, collect specimens for medical tests, and assist with dietary procedures such as fluid intake and meal coordination.

Rehabilitation: Conduct range of motion exercises, interview patients concerning recovery protocols, and assist therapists in adjusting exercise regimens.

Home health care: Work with patients and families as they adjust to challenges related to care, recovery and quality of life issues.

Geriatric care: Care for the elderly in settings such as nursing homes, assisting with personal hygiene, managing prescriptions, and offering comfort and support to patients' family members.

Expand [+]

Campus and Online Patient Care Technician and Nurse Aide Schools

 
Matching School Ads

Walden University

[Online]
Programs:
  • M.S in Information Technology - Health Informatics
Quick Summary: Earn a respected bachelor's degree, master's degree, or Ph.D. online at Walden University.

Ashworth College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Norcross
Programs:
  • Pharmacy Technician
Quick Summary: Earn your degree or diploma on your schedule and succeed at Ashworth College.

ITT Technical Institute

[Campus]
Programs:
  • AS - Health Information Technology
Quick Summary: Are you interested in pursuing a high-tech career? Getting an education from ITT Tech is a great place to start!

Ashford University

[Online]
Programs:
  • B/S Health Information Management
Quick Summary:

Technology changes everything®

You’ve found Ashford University, where school comes to you


Kaplan University

[Campus]
Programs:
  • AAS in Health Information Technology
Quick Summary:

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.


Capella University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Minneapolis
Programs:
  • BS - Health Information Technology (ABET-accredited)
Quick Summary: As an accredited university with online degree programs in five schools, Capella University is committed to helping you accomplish your goals through a high-caliber educational experience.

Ultimate Medical Academy Online

[Online]
Programs:
  • A.S. - Healthcare Technology and Systems
  • A.S. - Healthcare Information Technology
  • Diploma - Pharmacy Technician
  • More
Quick Summary:

Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) offers industry-relevant knowledge and training for in demand careers in healthcare.


Carrington College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Pharmacy Technology
Quick Summary:

Welcome to Carrington College - The Starting Point for Health Care Careers.


Pima Medical Institute

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Chula Vista
Programs:
  • Pharmacy Technician
Quick Summary:

Explore a new career with Pima Medical Institute.


American Career College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Associate of Occupational Science in Health Information Technology
  • Associate of Occupational Science in Surgical Technology
  • Associate of Occupational Science in Radiography
Quick Summary:

American Career College (ACC) offers hands-on training that will prepare students for careers in the healthcare industry at three campuses in Los Angeles, Ontario, and Orange County, California.


Intercoast Colleges

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Pharmacy Technician
Quick Summary: Get your career started with Intercoast Colleges.

Parker University

[Online]
Programs:
  • Bachelor of Science with a major in Health Information Management
  • Associate of Applied Science with a major in Health Information Technology
Quick Summary:

Dallas-based Parker University, formerly known as Parker College of Chiropractic, is one of the world’s leading educators of health care professionals.


CBD College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Los Angeles
Programs:
  • Surgical Technology
  • Pharmacy Technician
Quick Summary: Get career training with CBD College.

North-West College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Surgical Technology
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ultrasound Technician)
  • Pharmacy Technician
Quick Summary:

Platt College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Riverside
Programs:
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Quick Summary: Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

Matching School Ads