A recent report indicates that the vacancy rate for nursing jobs in Cincinnati has decreased in recent years, but nurses are still in demand. The Health Council of Greater Cincinnati.s report specifically states that the vacancy rate for RNs dropped to 5.5 percent last year, down from 7.3 percent in 2007. This can be attributed to increased efforts in the area to improve nursing programs and expand admissions, as well as enhanced recruiting and retention efforts. Some of Cincinnati.s main hospitals are Good Samaritan Hospital, Christ Hospital, and University 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%.