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Patient Care Technician

Career Information

Career Tracks

  • Average Entry Level Salary: $26,010.00
  • 81% placement rate of 2011 - 2013 graduates

Entry Level Employment

  • Phlebotomists
  • Patient Care Technicians
  • EKG Technicians
  • Ward Secretary
  • Monitor Tech

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Program Information

The Patient Care Technician program combines basic knowledge with applied skills mastered in the classroom and laboratory.

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Career Information

Career Tracks:

  • Median Salary: $56,950
  • Salary Range: $36,420-$76,790
  • Salary Ranges are according to the 2014 BLS data.
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants rank #1 in the Best Health Care Support Jobs by the U.S News and World Report Rankings on January 2016.

Entry Level Positions:

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant

Medical Assisting

Career Information

Career Tracks

  • Entry Level Salary Average: $29,370
  • 86% placement rate for 2011-2013 graduates

Employers

Recent graduates have found work with

  • Carolina Health Centers
  • Greenwood Genetic Center
  • Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Home
  • Many more...

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Massage Therapy

Career Information

Career Tracks:

  • Possible to earn $15 - $60/hour
  • Average wage for PTC grads is $26.62/hour
  • 86% placement rate for 2009-2011 graduates
  • Full or part-time available

Entry Level Positions:

  • Healthcare settings, including medical and rehabilitation centers
  • Chiropractic offices
  • Fitness Centers
  • More...

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Human Services

Career Information

Career Tracks

  • Entry Level Average: $28,850
  • 76% placement rate for 2011 - 2013 graduates 
  • Good opportunity for advancement within an organization as additional credentialing is obtained

Entry Level Positions

  • Mental Health Technician
  • Chemical Dependency Technician
  • Gerontology Activity Director

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Funeral Service

Career Information

Career Tracks:

  • Entry Level Average: $28,230 per year
  • Entry Level Range: $20,000 - $38,000
  • 93% Placement Rate
  • Employment in cities and towns of all sizes

Entry Level Positions:

  • Funeral Director
  • Embalmer
  • Funeral Home Manager
  • Work in a funeral home, mortuary, or hospital pathology lab

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Emergency Medical Technician

Career Information

Career Tracks:

  • Entry Level Average: $22,610
  • Entry Level Range: $21,000 - $42,000

Entry Level Positions:

  • EMT
  • Paramedic
  • Emergency Room Technician

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Cardiovascular Technology

Career Information

Career Tracks:

  • Median Salary: $46,000/year
  • Salary Range: $26,000 - $74,000

Entry Level Positions:

  • Invasive Cardiovascular Technician
  • Noninvasive Cardiovascular Technician

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Amanda Moss

Amanda Moss didn’t grow up around the funeral service business. But she has found that it's the career that she was meant to have.

Moss graduated from the College of Charleston with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, but the field of pathology had always been interesting to her. She considered a pre-med major with plans to go into forensic pathology, but said her fear of medical school put her on a different path.

Ricky Fernandez

When you first meet Ricky Fernandez, he comes across as a soft-spoken, respectful Southern gentleman. But, that gentle first impression hides a few secrets.

Fernandez spends his days teaching elementary students in Cherokee County and his evenings as a licensed funeral director and embalmer.

While in high school, Fernandez had an interest in funeral service. Upon graduating from Jonesville High School, he researched programs and, at that time, the only option available to him was to attend Gupton-Jones in Atlanta.

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