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The typical education required for this career in Minnesota is:
Postsecondary non-degree award
People in this occupation tend to earn between $14.90 to $19.29 per hour
Cost of Living
A typical family with two adults - working a combined 60 hours per week - with one child at home needs to earn $18.20 per hour per worker to meet their basic needs.
Daily Work Activities
- Adjust positions of patients on beds or tables.
- Assist patients with daily activities.
- Record vital statistics or other health information.
- Assess physical conditions of patients to aid in diagnosis or treatment.
- Monitor patients to detect health problems.
Some employers may require an occupational certification to work in this career.
- American Phlebotomy Association - Patient Care Technician - Core
- American Red Cross - Basic Life Support Certification - Skill
- National Healthcareer Association - Certified Patient Care Technician/Associate/Nurse Technician - Core
- National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. - Medication Aide Certification - Core
- National Center for Competency Testing - Nationally Certified Patient Care Technician - Core
- National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. - National Nurse Aide Assessment Program - Core
- American Council on Exercise - Functional Training Specialty Certification - Specialty
- National Certification Board for Alzheimer Care - Certified Alzheimer Caregiver - Specialty
- Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association - Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing Assistant - Specialty
- American Board of Wound Management - Certified Wound Care Associate - Specialty