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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.

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Campus and Online Patient Care Technician and Nurse Aide Schools

 
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Capella University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Minneapolis
Programs:
  • BS - Health Information Technology
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Capella provides a flexible online learning environment designed for working adults who want to advance in their profession.


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.

Everest College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Reseda
Programs:
  • Diploma - Surgical Technologist
Quick Summary: Leave that dead-end job behind with training from Everest College.

Kaplan University

[Campus]
Programs:
  • AAS in Health Information Technology
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Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.


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!

Ultimate Medical Academy Online

[Online]
Programs:
  • Diploma - Pharmacy Technician
  • A.S.- Health Sciences (Pharmacy Technician)
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Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) offers industry-relevant knowledge and training for in demand careers in healthcare.


Carrington College California

[Campus]
Programs:
  • AS in Pharmacy Technology
Quick Summary: Ready for a rewarding career? Start with a certificate or degree from Carrington College California.

Westwood College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Health Information Technology (A)
Quick Summary: Westwood College is dedicated to preparing students with the knowledge, skills and training needed for meaningful employment. Through education, we create opportunities, change lives and impact futures.

Santa Barbara Business College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Associate of Science Health Information Technology
  • Health Information Technology
Quick Summary: Study online or on campus with Santa Barbara Business College.

Unitek College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Fremont
Programs:
  • Pharmacy Technician
Quick Summary: Get the training you need for a career in health care at Unitek College.

North-West College

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