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Dialysis Technicians


Dialysis technicians set up and operate hemodialysis artificial kidney machines for patients with chronic renal failure (CRF). CRF is a condition where the kidneys cease to function normally. Many people, especially diabetics or people who suffer from undetected high blood pressure, develop this condition. These patients require hemodialysis to sustain their lives. In hemodialysis the patient's blood is circulated through the dialysis machine, which filters out impurities, wastes, and excess fluids from the blood. The cleaned blood is then returned to the body. Dialysis technicians also maintain and repair this equipment as well as help educate the patient and family about dialysis. Dialysis technicians are also known as nephrology technicians and renal dialysis technicians.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $50,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma




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