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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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Fortis Institute

[Online]
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting Online
  • Medical Billing and Coding Online
Quick Summary:

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career.

* Programs vary by location

* Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information

Please call on  844-252-4552 to talk to a respresentative.


Stratford Career Institute

[Online]
Programs:
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Medical Billing Specialist
Quick Summary: Earn Your Diploma from Home!

Southern California Health Institute

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Program
  • Physical Therapy Aide/Sports Rehab Program
Quick Summary: Since 1996, Southern California Health Institute has been dedicated and committed to helping students achieve their dreams by providing an exceptional education that enables them to become skilled and successful manual therapists.

Penn Foster Schools

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Scranton
Programs:
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • More
Quick Summary: Advance your career with our affordable, self-paced, career-focused distance education programs.

Westwood College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting (D)
  • Medical Assisting (A)
  • Dental Assisting (A)
  • More
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.

Please call 855-816-4009 or fill out the form!


Keiser University

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting, AS (Online)
  • Medical Administrative Billing and Coding, AS (Online)
Quick Summary: For over 35 years, Keiser University has provided student-centered, quality career education.

Kaplan College - KHE

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Diploma: Medical Assistant
  • Diploma: Medical Office Specialist
  • Diploma: Dental Assistant
  • More
Quick Summary: Get a professional education designed with your future in mind at Kaplan College.

Unitek College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting
  • Dental Assisting
  • Vocational Nursing
Quick Summary: Get the training you need for a career in health care at Unitek College.

American Career College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Long Beach
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant
  • Dental Assisting
  • Medical Billing and Coding
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.


Milan Institute

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Bakersfield
Programs:
  • Medical Assisting
Quick Summary: Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.

UEI College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant (8-Month Diploma Program)
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • Pharmacy Technician (8-Month Diploma Program)
  • More
Quick Summary:

At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it.


Allied Health Institute

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Office Assistant
Quick Summary: Allied Health Institute is a post-secondary vocational school offering a variety of Diploma and Associate Degree programs in the field of Allied Health. By utilizing online learning, students have the flexibility to continue their education from the convenience of their own home. Our virtual classrooms will enable students to attend classes and communicate with instructors and classmates. Students can complete some programs without leaving their current employment or sacrificing family time.

California College San Diego

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Specialties (AOS)
  • Respiratory Therapy (BS)
  • Respiratory Therapy (AS)
Quick Summary:

The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started

 

Congratulations! Your interest in California College San Diego is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a new career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.


NCP College of Nursing

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Assistant Program
  • Vocational Nursing Program
Quick Summary:

Platt College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Ophthalmic Medical Assisting
  • Medical Assisting
  • Veterinary Technology - Associates
  • More
Quick Summary: Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

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