The Patient Care Technology/Medical Assisting program is designed to provide the student with a thorough understanding of basic nursing care, including providing direct bedside care to patients in a variety of settings. The PCT/MA is a multi-disciplinary technical assistive healthcare personnel. PCT's/MA's are educated to provide basic nursing care under the supervision or direction of a Physician, Advanced Practice Nurse, Register Nurse, or Licensed Practical Nurse. The education shall be in an otrganized program with planned learning experiences in a logical sequence, including both theory and clinical.
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||12 Months|
1000 Neal St
Cookeville, TN 38501
Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 14,690
Current job openings per year: 2,250