There are plenty of nursing jobs available in Boston, many in long-term care facilities, veteran.s hospitals and local health clinics. However, because of the down economy, there has been a decline in the number of job vacancies at some hospitals recently, especially teaching facilities. The need for nurses is still expected to grow, though, with many hospitals currently seeking nurses with specialized experience. Some of the top hospitals in the Boston area include: Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and New England Baptist 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%.