Patient Care Technician
Patient Care Technician
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The skills you will gain:

  • Providing basic patient care
  • Changing bed linens
  • Feeding, bathing, dressing, or repositioning patients.
  • Transferring and transporting patients
  • Answering patient calls
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The career options you will have:

Most of our patient care technician graduates go on to work with doctors and registered nurses to perform important health care tasks such as measuring vital signs and observing patients. They usually work full time in hospitals, physicians’ offices, nursing homes, or extended care facilities.

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The credentials you will earn:

As a Philadelphia Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your career training area. This will set you apart from other patient care technicians in your field and may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions. •

  • National Healthcare Association certification (CPT/A)
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The requirements you need to start training:

  1. Complete the core Job Corps curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  2. Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  3. Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Need help meeting one or more of these requirements? Don’t worry! At Philadelphia Job Corps, our staff will be with you every step of the way to make sure you have all the tools and resources you need to check those boxes and start your training.

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* Salary information from U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program
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When it comes time to get a job, our staff will make sure you are connected with local employers. Philadelphia Job Corps grads have been hired by:

  • Childway Pediatric Services
Here’s who’s hiring our grads:
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