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Radiologic Technology

Career Information

Career Tracks

  • Salary average: $58,960 per year according to the US Department of Labor.
  • 88% placement rate for 2014-2016 grads.

Employment Outlook

  • Employment in hospitals and physicians' offices
  • Employment also possible in sales and research
  • Employment in cities and towns of all sizes

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Phlebotomy Technician

Career Information

Career Tracks:

  • Salary average: $32,710 per year according to the US Department of Labor.
  • 82% placement rate for the 2014 - 2016 graduates.

Typical Duties:

  • Venipunctures
  • Capillary punctures
  • Computer data entry

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Program Information

In Piedmont Technical College’s 20-credit hour certificate, you’ll learn all the necessary skills for a career as a phlebotomist.

Patient Care Technician

Career Information

Career Tracks

  • Average Entry Level Salary: $26,010.00
  • 97% placement rate of 2014 - 2016 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
  • 78% placement rate for 2014-2016 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
  • 91% placement rate for 2014-2016 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
  • 86% placement rate for 2014 - 2016 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
  • 71% placement rate for 2014-2016 graduates
  • 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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