Source: MN DEED website as of November 2016. Figures shown are median hourly wages rounded down to the nearest whole number.
People who have kidney failure need a life-saving treatment called dialysis. Dialysis is a process that cleans the blood using hemodialysis equipment. This important procedure is performed by dialysis technicians. More than 300,000 people in the U.S. get dialysis on an ongoing basis. Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN will teach you the basics to become a dialysis technician in the dialysis patient care technician program.View Catalog or Request Info
Skills & Knowledge
- Comprehensive knowledge of basic dialysis theory
- Issues and trends related to dialysis
- Kidney anatomy, function, and failure
- Principles of hemodialysis
- Dialysis delivery system, water treatment systems, and hemodialyzer reuse
Approximate total tuition & fees for MN residents to complete this degree. Starting Fall 2018, LSC will charge the same rates regardless of a student’s state of residence. Non-Minnesota residents will pay the same tuition rates as Minnesota residents.
The dialysis technician degree may be completed in 1 year if prerequisites are complete.
Potential Career Opportunities
- Dialysis patient care technician
- Dialysis technician
- Certified Medical Technician (CMT)
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Dialysis theory with clinical internship
Start your job search with clinical training on your resume. LSC offers an advanced certificate to add a clinical internship to the basic dialysis theory certificate.