San Antonio, like most cities in Texas, continues to have a shortfall of nurses and is seeking qualified candidates for available nursing jobs. This is good news for increasing numbers of nursing graduates, but is making it difficult on area hospitals that need more nursing faculty and staff to keep up with demand. A few of the largest hospitals in San Antonio include Methodist Hospital, Baptist Medical Center, and Southwest General 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%.