How would you like a career where every day you could help others? What if you also got to be part of a growing industry? That’s just what you could do as a Patient Care Technician. Healthcare is a multi-trillion dollar industry and Patient Care Technicians are an important part of the US healthcare system. Find out whether or not you would like this healthcare career. Here’s what it’s all about:
Make a Positive Impact
The great thing about becoming a Patient Care Technician is that you’ll sleep well knowing that you will make people’s lives better. You will follow patient progress over time. This will allow you to see that they maintain their wellness, grow healthier during their follow-up appointments, or stay as comfortable as possible during a serious illness. The more you see your patients do well, the more you will feel that you are doing your part to help them get to the best place they can be.
Although you will get to work with patients every day, where that happens can vary. You may find yourself in a nursing home, hospital, doctor’s office, or hospice facility. Some PCTs even work in home health. If you don’t love one setting, you may be able to switch to another. In addition to the different locations where you might be employed, there are various skills you’ll get to use. Do you have them?
Something Different Every Day
While you will perform the same duties on most days, don’t think that as a PCT you’ll be bored. Different patients will have different needs, filling your days with something new. On a given day you could work with a variety of patients who will each require something different from you. You might collect blood samples from one patient and assist at meal and bath times with another. You may even have to discuss your patient’s symptoms and relay them to a doctor or nurse. The only thing that will be a constant in your routine as a Patient Care Technician is that you will have the chance to make a positive impact.
Being a Patient Care Tech is all about putting the patient first. This can mean you take their vitals and keep them to a meal schedule or it can mean you help them through a stressful time. You’d be a trusted resource and a bit of a cheerleader when things are tough. You would act as a liaison between the healthcare team and your patient. You are the person who truly cares for the patient.
If you’re interested in this rewarding career, Career Quest Learning Centers can teach you all the terminology and techniques you’ll need to do the job. In as little as six weeks, you could be on your way to spreading your positivity and capabilities to people who need your help. If you are interested in our Patient Care Technician Program, fill out the form and we’ll be in touch to answer all your questions.