Medical technicians are not only vital components to the industry, but they provide invaluable, sometimes life-saving services. Simply, their contributions have ensured the success of countless hospitals. We have made a name for ourselves as one of the best tech schools in New Jersey, and we take pride in the accomplishments of our graduates.
What is the role of a technician?
Medical technicians (sometimes referred to as technologists) study, observe and analyze results of medical tests relating to blood and body fluids. They also operate complex medical equipment to gather information regarding a patient’s health. For example, a tech would be able to read the results of an electrocardiogram (EKG), which studies the electrical activity of the heart. These tests are important for determining the source problems—palpitations, angina, arrhythmias—that can potentially lead to cardiac arrest or heart attack.
It’s important to know the basics of any field you are entering, which is why new students in our New Jersey tech schools begin by learning the fundamentals of medicine. Overviews of the different body systems, chemistry, and the principals of human anatomy are just some of the important bases students are expected to cover. Even those who are looking for administrative jobs should have the basic skills needed to distinguish normal vs. abnormal vital signs, assist with physical exams, and understand electronic medical records.
Our New Jersey tech schools provide extensive training in the area of phlebotomy, which refers to knowledge of the process for obtaining blood specimens. Obtaining blood samples is perhaps the most effective skill for diagnosing and monitoring a person’s general health. We use information provided from blood samples to develop vaccines, monitor blood sugar and cholesterol, among other applications. Technicians skilled in this field contribute to well-being of healthy and happy bodies.
Students who successfully complete this program will have the ability to perform the basic tenants of venipuncture, the process of intravenous insertion of a needle for the purpose of obtaining blood. Our students are able to perform this procedure with the patient’s physical and emotional well-being in mind, thereby ensuring quality assurance in the outcome of tests.