Cleveland is no stranger to the nursing shortage, and nursing jobs are available throughout the area. A recent trend has been a high demand for experienced nurses, while nursing grads have had more competition trying to land their dream job. Regardless, there is a still a major need for RNs, LPNs, and more nursing students throughout the region. Cleveland boasts the #4 ranked hospital in the country, the Cleveland Clinic, by US News & World Report. Other hospitals in the area include University Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, and Euclid Hospital.
Patient care technicians (or PC techs) work under the supervision of nursing and medical staff to complete routine tasks and provide direct patient care. Certified nursing assistants, hospital attendants, licensed practical nurses and licensed vocational nurses are examples of patient care technicians. Patient care technician job requirements will vary greatly depending on the job; some will require CNA certification while others will only require a high school diploma. Because of this, patient care technician salary will also vary greatly between positions. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent job growth for nursing aides, orderlies and attendants, at 19%.