Nurse technicians are medical care providers who provide a wide range of patient care. The technician is responsible for the basic health and hygiene of a patient. He/she also helps immobile patients by lifting or moving them or pushing their wheelchair.
Also, they monitor patients' recovery or general well-being and report findings to the registered nurse. Nurse technicians prepare patients for medical examinations or procedures. Due to the job description, nurse technicians work under a registered nurse and are also known as nursing attendants or nursing aides.
The educational requirement for this position varies by state and employer. However, employers require a certified nursing technician program, a licensed practical nursing (LPN) or registered nursing (RN) diploma, an associate's degree, or a bachelor's degree program. Regardless, some employers may ask for more certification. Applicants must possess physical strength, compassion, communication skills, and emotional intelligence.
A nurse technician earns an average gross salary of $31,731. This ranges from $28,847 to $35,653.