What does a Patient Care do?

Patient care professionals perform a range of support tasks to assist in the care of patients in a medical setting. These tasks include providing direct patient care or assisting with treatment procedures. They also help with basic daily patient needs such as meals and grooming. They support nurses and other staff in completing routine tasks. They may be responsible for clerical duties and may also perform some light housekeeping or maintenance tasks. Their role may also involve record-keeping and maintaining or organizing patient-related data and documents.

Patient care professionals have at least a high school diploma, and ideally have some experience in a healthcare support role. Depending on the specific position and location, there may be licensing or certification requirements. They must be organized and detail oriented. These roles require patience and good patient relations skills.

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Work/Life Balance
3.3 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Patient Care Salaries

Average Base Pay

$49,575 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $50K
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Patient Care Career Path

Learn how to become a Patient Care, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Patient Care Insights

Read what Patient Care professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Lake Hills Orthodontics
Treatment Coordinator
Sep. 27, 2021

“This is a fun and rewarding work environment where I always felt comfortable and respected.”

Patient Care Technician
Aug. 28, 2019

“Everyone is friendly and helpful and I enjoy coming to work to see my patients.”

Patient Care Coordinator
Jun. 25, 2019

“The uncapped commission is obviously attractive and I have made more money here than ever in my sales career.”

Elite Body SculptureElite Body Sculpture
Regional Patient Care Consultant
Apr. 26, 2021

“I have been working with Elite Body Sculpture since 2016 and I have nothing but great things to say.”

Aveanna HealthcareAveanna Healthcare
Respite Care Provider
Apr. 27, 2021

“Find great clients and develop good relationships with them and you'll love your job.”

Baylor Scott & White HealthBaylor Scott & White Health
Patient Care Technician
Aug. 31, 2021

“I appreciated the opportunities to do online training for free which was provided by my employer”

AllianceRx Walgreens PrimeAllianceRx Walgreens Prime
Patient Care Coordinator
Sep. 25, 2019

“Coworkers are the best part of this job; This is a last resort job.”

Cleveland ClinicCleveland Clinic
Patient Care Technician
Jun. 3, 2021

“Great place to move up if you want to go further in a medical career.”

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