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Working As A Resident Care Technician

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Getting Information
  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • $31,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Resident Care Technician Do

Nursing assistants, sometimes called nursing aides, help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. Orderlies transport patients and clean treatment areas.

Duties

Nursing assistants provide basic care and help with activities of daily living. They typically do the following:

  • Clean and bathe patients or residents
  • Help patients use the toilet and dress
  • Turn, reposition, and transfer patients between beds and wheelchairs
  • Listen to and record patients’ health concerns and report that information to nurses
  • Measure patients’ vital signs, such as blood pressure and temperature
  • Serve meals and help patients eat

Some nursing assistants also may dispense medication, depending on their training level and the state in which they work.

In nursing homes and residential care facilities, assistants are often the principal caregivers. They have more contact with residents than other members of the staff. Because some residents stay in a nursing home for months or years, assistants may develop close relationships with their residents.

Orderlies typically do the following:

  • Assist patients with moving about the facility, such as pushing wheelchairs
  • Clean equipment and facilities
  • Change linens
  • Stock supplies

Nursing assistants and orderlies work as part of a healthcare team under the supervision of licensed practical or licensed vocational nurses and registered nurses.

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How To Become A Resident Care Technician

Nursing assistants must complete a state-approved education program and must pass their state’s competency exam. Orderlies generally have at least a high school diploma.

Education and Training

Nursing assistants must complete a state-approved education program in which they learn the basic principles of nursing and complete supervised clinical work. These programs are found in high schools, community colleges, vocational and technical schools, hospitals, and nursing homes.

In addition, nursing assistants typically complete a brief period of on-the-job training to learn about their specific employer’s policies and procedures.

Orderlies typically have at least a high school diploma and receive a short period of on-the-job training.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

After completing a state-approved education program, nursing assistants take a competency exam. Passing this exam allows them to use state-specific titles. In some states, a nursing assistant or aide is called a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), but titles vary from state to state.

Nursing assistants who have passed the competency exam are placed on a state registry. Nursing assistants must be on the state registry to work in a nursing home.

Some states have other requirements as well, such as continuing education and a criminal background check. Check with state boards of nursing or health for more information.

In some states, nursing assistants can earn additional credentials, such as becoming a Certified Medication Assistant (CMA). As a CMA, they can give medications.

Orderlies do not need a license, however, many jobs require a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, which shows they are trained to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Nursing assistants and orderlies must be able to communicate effectively to address patients’ or residents’ concerns. They also need to relay important information to other healthcare workers.

Compassion. Nursing assistants and orderlies assist and care for the sick, injured, and elderly. Doing so requires a compassionate and empathetic attitude.

Patience. The routine tasks of cleaning, feeding, and bathing patients or residents can be stressful. Nursing assistants and orderlies must have patience in order to complete these tasks.

Physical stamina. Nursing assistants and orderlies spend much of their time on their feet. They should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as lifting or moving patients.

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Resident Care Technician Career Paths

Resident Care Technician
Certified Nursing Assistant Registered Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Nursing Director
9 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Team Leader Manager
Service Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Staff Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Nurse Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Registered Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Assistant Director Of Nursing
7 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Utilization Review Nurse Case Manager
Patient Care Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Instructor Consultant
Partner
6 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Systems Administrator Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Project Manager Program Director
Clinical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Supervisor Case Manager
Director Of Social Services
6 Yearsyrs
Technical Support Specialist Consultant Case Manager
Medical Case Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Technical Support Specialist Consultant Supervisor
Unit Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Technical Support Specialist Team Leader Lead Technician
Technical Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Unit Manager Nursing Director
Clinical Services Director
11 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Clinic Registered Nurse Registered Nurse Case Manager
Clinical Manager
8 Yearsyrs
On-Site Technician Lead Technician Technical Supervisor
Laboratory Manager
5 Yearsyrs
On-Site Technician Foreman Superintendent
Resident Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Shift Leader Manager Assistant Director
Acting Director
8 Yearsyrs
Shift Leader Assistant Director Nursing Director
Director Of Health Services
10 Yearsyrs
Advocate Mental Health Worker Residential Supervisor
Residential Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Advocate Therapist Patient Care Manager
Medical Manager
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Technician 2.7 years
Care Associate 2.5 years
Nurse Technician 2.4 years
Resident 2.1 years
Resident Care Aide 2.0 years
Resident Aide 1.6 years
Top Careers Before Resident Care Technician
Cashier 12.9%
Internship 3.7%
Technician 3.4%
Server 2.7%
Manager 2.0%
Top Careers After Resident Care Technician
Cashier 7.9%
Internship 3.9%
Technician 2.9%

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Top Skills for A Resident Care Technician

  1. Independent Living
  2. Computer Hardware
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Teach independent living skills, groups, transport clients to appointments, and case management.
  • Specialized in computer hardware and software repair, repaired customers computers, sold technology products
  • Recognized as employee-of-the-month several times and received multiple awards for outstanding sales and customer service.
  • Provided on-site technical support in an enterprise environment for on-campus residents.
  • Monitor patient behavior to determine progress and deterioration in health.

Resident Care Technician Demographics

Gender

Female

47.0%

Male

42.0%

Unknown

11.0%
Ethnicity

White

65.9%

Hispanic or Latino

13.2%

Black or African American

10.6%

Asian

6.7%

Unknown

3.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

52.6%

Japanese

7.9%

Chinese

5.3%

French

5.3%

Korean

5.3%

Vietnamese

2.6%

German

2.6%

Greek

2.6%

Cantonese

2.6%

Mandarin

2.6%

Tagalog

2.6%

Urdu

2.6%

Arabic

2.6%

Italian

2.6%
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Resident Care Technician Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.8%

Gateway Technical College

8.9%

Fox Valley Technical College

8.4%

Madison Area Technical College

8.4%

George Mason University

6.7%

Sinclair Community College

6.7%

Michigan State University

5.0%

Marywood University

5.0%

Ashford University

3.9%

Kaplan University

3.9%

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

3.4%

Wright State University

3.4%

Florida International University

3.4%

Ross Medical Education Center

3.4%

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

3.4%

Mercyhurst University

2.8%

Wayne State University

2.8%

Everest Institute

2.8%

Delaware Technical and Community College

2.8%

Lansing Community College

2.2%
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Majors

Nursing

16.8%

Business

12.0%

Psychology

7.6%

Criminal Justice

7.2%

Medical Assisting Services

7.2%

Information Technology

7.2%

Computer Science

6.8%

Nursing Assistants

5.1%

Health Care Administration

4.0%

Computer Information Systems

4.0%

Computer Networking

3.5%

General Studies

3.1%

Social Work

3.0%

Human Services

2.6%

Liberal Arts

2.3%

Medical Technician

1.6%

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

1.5%

Cosmetology

1.5%

Computer Technical Support

1.5%

Electrical Engineering

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

33.6%

Other

30.1%

Associate

17.9%

Masters

7.7%

Certificate

6.4%

Diploma

2.4%

License

1.3%

Doctorate

0.5%
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