How to Become a Patient Care Technician in Georgia

Are you interested in pursuing a career as a patient care technician in Georgia? If so, obtaining certification is an important step in achieving your career goals. In this article, we will explore the requirements for certification in Georgia, available programs in the state, salaries, and job outlook.

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Patient Care Technician Certification in Georgia: Requirements

To become a certified patient care technician in Georgia, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Completion of a patient care technician training program or equivalent work experience
  • Possession of a valid government-issued identification

The certification exam is offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and covers topics related to patient care, including medical procedures, vital signs, and infection control. The exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions that must be completed within two hours. A passing score is at least 70%.

Patient Care Technician Programs in Georgia

There are several PCT training programs available in Georgia, including:

  • Georgia Medical Institute: This program can be completed in as little as 23 weeks and includes classroom instruction, lab training, and clinical experience in a healthcare facility.
  • Augusta Technical College: This patient care technician program can be completed in two semesters and covers topics such as medical terminology, basic nursing skills, and patient care techniques.
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College: This program prepares the learner to apply the behaviors, knowledge, and skills required of a self-directed, critical thinking, beginning nurse generalist

Salaries for Patient Care Technicians in Georgia

The average salary for a patient care technician in Georgia is $27,000 per year. Salaries may vary depending on the employer, location, and experience of the PCT.

Job Outlook for Patient Care Technicians in Georgia

The job prospects for nursing assistants, including patient care technicians, are expected to grow 19% from 2020 to 2030 in Georgia. PCTs typically work in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and other healthcare facilities in Georgia.

All Patient Care Technician Schools in Georgia

Atlanta Career Institute

5380 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Suite 120
Norcross, GA 30071

South Georgia Technical College

900 South GA Tech Pkwy
Americus, GA 31709

Innovative Healthcare Institute

100 Seagraves Drive, Suite 1
Athens, GA 30605

Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology – Atlanta Campus

5669 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30342

Helms College – Augusta

3145 Washington Road
Augusta, GA 30907

Tender Care Training Center

1755 Gordon Hwy E
Augusta, GA 30904

Georgia Allied Health Institute

1955 Buford Hwy, Suite 100
Buford, GA 30518

The Training Center of NW Georgia, Inc.

238 Nelson Street
Cartersville, GA 30120

Premier Medical Careers

942 Green St. SW, Suite A
Conyers, GA 30012

CPR With Mickey

110 Evans Mill Drive, Suite 703
Dallas, GA 30157

Paulding College & Career Academy

4555 Dallas Acworth Highway
Dallas, GA 30132

McClure Health Science High School

3921 Club Drive
Duluth, GA 30096

Golden Age Healthcare Training

115 Commerce Drive, Suite A
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Southern Crescent Technical College – Griffin Campus

501 Varsity Rd
Griffin, GA 30223

Pathways Health Career Training Center, LLC

103 West General Screven Way, Suite E
Hinesville, GA 31313

Liberty College and Career Academy

245 Dorsey Road
Hinesville, GA 31313

Georgia Medical Institute

6431 Tara Blvd
Jonesboro, GA 30236

MedCare HealthCert

250 Langley Drive, Suite 1312
Lawrenceville, GA 30045

Cobb CNA School

5590 Mableton Pkwy SW, Suite 166
Mableton, GA 30126

Alpha Health Institute

2480 Windy Hill Rd, Suite 406
Marietta, GA 30067

Cumberland Medical Institute

3411 Austell Rd SW, Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30008

Metro Medical Training Center

140 Marble Mill Rd NW
Marietta, GA 30060

Chattahoochee Technical College

980 South Cobb Drive
Marietta, GA 30060

CNU Medical Institute

Jimmy Carter Blvd
Norcross, GA 30071

Healthcareer Certification Group

3040 Holcomb Bridge Road
Norcross, GA 30071

Atlanta Career Institute

5380 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Suite 120
Norcross, GA 30071

Good Nursing & Medical Training

1254 Beaver Ruin Road, Suite 309
Norcross, GA 30093

Georgia Northwestern Technical College

One Maurice Culberson Drive
Rome, GA 30161

Southern Regional Technical College

15689 US-19 N
Thomasville, GA 31792

Woodruff Medical and Wellness Training

1927 Lakeside Parkway
Tucker, GA 30084

Valdosta State University

1500 N. Patterson St
Valdosta, GA 31698

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

4089 Val Tech Road
Valdosta, GA 31602