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Start a Rewarding Patient Care Technician Career in California

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Train to become a Patient Care Technician to work alongside nurses and provide basic care to patients

11-Month* Patient Care Technician Diploma Program in South Los Angeles, CA

A multi-skilled Patient Care Technician with education and laboratory procedures and clinical skills training as a Medical Assistant, Nurse Assistant, and Home Health Aide all in one are more equipped to get hired and work in a variety of out-patient or in-patient healthcare settings.

​This course prepares students for the Vocational Nurse and Ultrasound Technician programs. For working Medical AssistantsPhlebotomy Technician is a good option.

Healthcare Career College, located in Paramount, CA, serves patient care tech students in Long Beach, Compton, Lakewood, Downey, Bellflower, Norwalk, Cerritos, the greater Los Angeles area and north Orange County.

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Patient Care Technician

11 Month* Diploma | $43,830 median annual salary**

  • 14% Job Growth Over Next 10 Years
  • Graduates hired by nursing homes, hospitals, & home healthcare services
  • Advance into Nursing, Medical Assisting, Geriatric Care and much more!

* Program length when completed in normal time
** visited on August 12, 2021. Salary source for orderlies with the lowest 25th percentile earning $33,270 to the highest 75th percentile of workers earning $53,350.

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Become a Skilled Patient Care Technician

The Patient Care Technician training program from Healthcare Career College is designed to give you the hands-on training, practical experience and industry know-how it takes to successfully pursue a rewarding Patient Care career.

During this program, you will learn:

  • Taking patient Vital Signs and Medical Histories
  • Drawing Blood
  • Preparing Exam Room for the Doctor
  • Electocardiography (EKG)
  • Electronic Health Records and Office Skills
  • Patient Medical Records and Insurance Billing
  • Nurse Assisting and Home Care

Job Outlook:

  • Opportunities in both customer service (front office) and clinical (back office) positions
  • Hospital jobs available
  • Small and large organizations hiring
  • Employment growth of 14.3% from 2018 to 2028**
  • Career growth potential
  • Certification is accepted nationally

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Patient Care Technician schools can choose to work in doctors’ offices, medical clinics or laboratories, hospitals, nursing homes and in-home care.

Our graduates have been hired by:

  • College Hospital
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • DPSS
  • VA Medical Center
  • And more!

Median Pay: $16.02/hour**

View Patient Care Technician job postings in Paramount, CA on

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Is a Rewarding Career in Patient Care Technology Right for You? Get More Info…

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For immediate questions, call (562) 804-1239

*Program length when completed in normal time.

**Source: EDD/LMID Occupational Employment Statistics Survey 2021