The First Career School in New York to Offer a Dialysis Training Program!



This class is different from other classes that I have taken. The professor makes the course fun, and always has his students laughing. At the same time, he makes sure that we understand all of the course material. This class is informative, and it is interactive. So far, this has been a great experience—I would definitely come back and take a different class!

Bianca K. Dialysis Technician


Are you caring, meticulous and enjoy helping others? Are you already trained in an allied health profession and want to add to your skill set?

Dialysis Technicians are in demand. Although the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics does not have a listing for this specific profession, health care and social assistance are predicted to generate 5 million new jobs between 2012 and 2022. Additionally, the National Kidney Foundation reports that more than 20 million Americans have chronic kidney disease and the number of people with diabetes (the leading cause of kidney disease) continues to grow.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics

The National Kidney Foundation

The Dialysis Technician Program at Manhattan Institute is designed to prepare you for employment in any medical setting, such as hospitals, dialysis centers, nursing homes and long-term care facilities.

Commonly Asked Questions


What is a Dialysis Technician?

Under the direction of nurses and physicians, Dialysis Technicians operate machines and perform dialysis on patients with acute or chronic kidney failure. They follow strict protocols to guarantee safe and effective outcomes for patients undergoing this four-hour procedure.

Dialysis removes waste products and fluids from a patient's blood and vascular system in patients whose kidneys are not adequately removing those toxins. This specialized training is also appropriate for Medical Assistants, LPNs, RNs, EMTs, Patient Care Technicians, CNAs, Phlebotomists and anyone interested in an allied health career.

If you have an interest in science and technology and also like working with people, then consider a career as a Dialysis Technician. Dialysis Technicians give patients important social and emotional support and also provide vital information on patient conditions to nurses, doctors and other medical staff.  Because Dialysis Technicians can often have frequent and long-term interactions with the same patients, many consider it a very rewarding career.

What topics are covered in the Dialysis Technician Program?

  • Introduction to hemodialysis
  • Chemistry of body fluids
  • Water in the human body
  • Renal anatomy and physiology
  • Pathology of renal failure
  • Hemodialysis devices
  • Patient treatment procedures
  • The assessment process
  • Infection control and standard precautions
  • Health factors in dialysis
  • Medication problems and dialysis
  • Nutrition management
  • Acute renal failure and dialysis
  • Chronic dialysis therapy issues and concerns
  • Peritoneal dialysis and home dialysis

Do I have to take a New York State license examination when I complete the Dialysis Technician training?

In New York State there is no license, certification, or exam required to work as a Dialysis Technician. When you finish your Dialysis Technician training, Manhattan Institute will issue you a diploma.

Upon graduation and obtaining a job as a technician, you are required to pass a certification exam administered by CCHT, or CCNT within 18 months of employment.

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Fill out the form below to request more information or call us at 347-220-8181 to enroll by phone. To enroll in person, call to schedule an appointment 7 days a week.