Become a patient care associate
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Become a patient care associate

Backed by
Beacon Health System

Helping people stay healthy is among the most noble jobs you can have. Bendable recently sat down with recruiters from Beacon Health System to discover how local residents could prepare to work in the field.

The good news is that there are a lot of options for those looking to launch a career with an organization like Beacon. The resources in this collection were specifically chosen to provide you with a great foundation for one of the industry’s many entry-level positions.

Earning this badge will better prepare you for a job as a patient care associate or patient access representative. And if you have the opportunity to take any of the courses in the “Dive Deeper” section below, you'll get a jumpstart on a career as a mental health technician or a phlebotomist.

As you successfully complete each course, you’ll earn a digital badge to mark your progress. You’ll then receive a Bendable Patient Care Associate badge when you’ve finished all of the required learning experiences.

About this career:
Patient Care Associate
Annual Salary
  • Low:$26,304
  • Median:$28,641
  • High:$31,312
Companies hiring
the most in the
field include
  • Beacon Health System
  • Trinity Health
  • American Senior Communities
  • LLC
Projected growth over the next 10 years
Percent of job
postings requiring
a specific degree
  • High school:100%
  • Associate’s:0%
  • Bachelor’s:0%
  • Advanced:0%
Source: Emsi Burning Glass.
Data is updated quarterly for the South Bend-Mishawaka Metropolitan Statistical Area.