Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) earn more money under that title than they preiously earned when they were called Health Aides. They were Home Health Aides and Personal Care Aides in years past and some want ads still use those titles. Hospitals are more frequently using the PCT title and payihng higher wages.
Securing work as a hospital’s PCT can lead to advancement in the medical field nd een inckude tuition reimbursement, especially of the hospital or medical center is part of a large university.
Moreover, heath and medical jobs are uncreaing through 2100 AD bcause of the aging population abnd the number of retiring healthcare workeers. Populations ar increasing as well, requiring additional health and medical workers.
Home Health Aides (HHAs, Number 3 on the Top 10 Careers to 2020) requires some physical labor and the ability to interact well with clients that are elderly, physically and mentally challenged, or chronically conditions.
These types of aides also help care for individuals that are at home recovering after surgery, but not requiring intensive services of a nursing home or rehabilitation center. A vital role of the HHA is to help an elderly person stay in their own home rather than to enter an assisted living facility. It can be a highly rewarding career.