The nursing profession is still in great demand in Detroit, and many nursing jobs are available despite the decline in the local auto industry. In the upcoming years, employment of RNs is expected to grow, and there will also be a need to fill vacancies left by experienced nurses who will be retiring. Hospitals in Detroit will be greatly affected by the projected statewide nursing shortage, and will be actively recruiting qualified nurses to fill positions. Detroit area hospitals include: St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Henry Ford Hospital, and Children.s Hospital of Michigan.
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%.