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CNA Jobs Information

Nursing aides, orderlies and nursing attendants held over 1 million jobs in the health care system since this fields employment data was update in 2008. As one of the fastest growing fields in the health care industry one can rest assure that this field will continue to grow for those seeking employment in the health care field.

A few questions answered:

Where are the jobs for a CNA?

Whether it’s the private sector, school districts, hospitals or clinics jobs are abound in the CNA field. The government also is a great place in that they provide better pay and benefits, and in some cases help pay for CNA education and training.

How much can one expect to make?

Depending on one’s education and skill level, the pay a CNA can start out at is around $20,000 per year and that doesn’t included over time or special employment situations such as the need for in home health care or a private retirement home.

How long does it take to become certified?

Becoming a certified nurse can take from several weeks to several months to become certified. The State in which one lives in might have special requirements and it depends on the type of course one is taking as well.  An associate’s degree for those seeking an advanced degree can make a difference in one pay too!

What are the qualifications to become a CNA?

Having a High School diploma or GED in required before one is considered for a CNA training program. Basics such as good communication skills, being able to listen and having patients as well as an over all good attitude will benefit your path to becoming a CNA.

Where can I get training?

Training can be taken at CNA training schools, certain Vo-Tech schools and major colleges and universities throughout the country. Just find the right education setting that you would feel comfortable in and go for it!

What it expected of a CNA?

Being the person that interacts with the patients the most, your skills are invaluable to both patient and staff. Your training will provide you with the skills and training necessary to do some of the following day to day duties of a CNA.

  • Taking vital signs
  • Helping with basic medical procedures
  • Help assist patients in and out of their beds
  • Help with patient baths or showers
  • Helping them eat or drink

What are the career opportunities?

Hospitals, nursing homes, long term care facilities, retirement centers and mental institutions are locations that CNA’s are employed. Also the increasing in home health care solution is another opportunity to look into as the population of American baby boomer generation are start retiring and in most cases, may need in home health care.