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Dialysis Technician Training

Dialysis treatment makes the difference between life and death for patients who suffer from renal (kidney) failure. Life Enhancement Health Care Institute vocational certificate course is designed to teach students how to administer this life-sustaining procedure, a process that cleanses the blood of metabolic waste products.


Upon successful completion of the Dialysis Technician healthcare vocational certificate course, students will receive a certificate of completion.

Course Objective

The course prepares students for entry-level employment in a kidney dialysis center. Course content includes medical terminology, anatomy, renal function, and principles of renal dialysis.

Patients generally receive dialysis at a hospital or clinic, with an attending healthcare professional present while the technician operates the medical equipment. Students training to be dialysis technicians will learn to prep patients, give local anesthesia, monitor patients’ progress and create written reports for the doctor. Students also will learn how to maintain and operate the equipment used for dialysis. CPR training is included in the tuition cost.


Occupations and industries related to healthcare are projected to add the most jobs during the next decade. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects jobs in healthcare fields (including dialysis technician positions) to increase by 18 percent, or 15.6 million, through 2024.

Job Duties

Since hemodialysis patients can’t rely on their kidneys to filter their blood, they rely on hemodialysis machines. As a hemodialysis tech, the care you provide will help these patients live life to the fullest. Your daily duties include the following responsibilities:

  • Preparing the hemodialysis machine

  • Monitoring patients during treatment

  • Responding to emergency situations

  • Talking patients through the dialysis process

  • Ensuring equipment is sterile

  • Educating patients on healthy behaviors


Pay Scale

The salary for this role varies based on facility, location, and experience, but the average annual income is $42,000 per year.* Employment generally includes health benefits and paid time off. Pay will increase when employed through a private agency.


Our program is approved by: Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing Technology (BONENT) and Illinois Board Of Higher Education.

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