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The Availability of CNA Jobs

Getting a CNA job is a good choice for individuals who are interested in working in the medical profession but want a job role that doesn’t require quite as extensive training. Working as a certified nursing assistant is a good choice in this case, and these jobs are readily available for newly-licensed CNAs with positive work ethics.

According to available information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of open CNA jobs is projected to keep increasing into the year 2025. This growing demand is largely due to an aging population that will need regular health care services.

Where CNAs Typically Work

A certified nursing assistant can find a job in a hospital, extended care facility, hospice care facility or private medical clinic. CNAs can also be hired by home health care agencies to care for homebound patients recovering from serious illnesses, injuries or needed surgical procedures. The typical CNA works under the supervision of a registered nurse or sometimes a physician, depending on the specific medical facility.

Becoming a CNA

Prospective CNAs need a high school diploma or its equivalent to begin training for this career field. The typical CNA training program lasts 10 to 12 months, and many states require a CNA to pass a cumulative license exam before qualifying for a paid CNA job.

Some of the most common duties for a CNA include cleaning patient rooms and assisting with basic procedures. Prospective CNAs are advised to check the education requirements for their respective geographic regions and to compare the time frames of available training programs. With the right training and work ethic, a good number of jobs are available for qualified CNAs in various cities and towns.

5 Responses so far.

  1. Nicholas says:

    CNAs are an essential part of the long-term care workforce, but more than 60 percent of CNAs working in nursing homes experience work-related injuries, at least that is what I have read in certain news stories. This is not to say that this is not a good career path. It certainly is and most jobs in the health care industry are in high demand and will continue to be more in demand in the coming years, as the population ages.

  2. William says:

    It looks like there is a happy ending to a story involving a Nursing Assistant. The stepdaughter of Texas Ebola victim, Thomas Duncan, who called 911 and rode in the ambulance with the man she calls ‘Daddy’ has been told she can return to work. It turns out that Youngor Jallah, is a Nursing Assistant and has been in ‘quarantine’ in her small Dallas apartment along with her husband, Aaron Yah, 43, and their four children ages 2 to 11 since Thomas Duncan’s devastating diagnosis last Monday.

  3. Larry says:

    When most people hear the term “Certified Nursing Assistant (better known to many people as CNA), the first thing that comes to mind is a career in a nursing home. While it’s true that this is probably the industry’s biggest demand for CNAs, there are other places to use this certification. But there was a time, not too long ago, when I was one of many persons who wondered what exactly is a CNA, and how can it work for you? It seems that the more I learn about this field, the more impressed I get.

  4. Ralph says:

    I was discussing careers with my daughter the other day and she mentioned something about being a nurse and we got to talking about how home based health care would probably pay better than working at a hospital or something like that. I am going to pass this post on to her and let her see what others have to say about this career choice.

  5. John says:

    William that is certainly great news and I am sure that what she did as a CAN helped the man a great deal as well. CAN’s helping people is what they do it isn’t just about cleaning the rooms and stuff like that, yes they are under the supervision of a RN or Doctor but that doesn’t lesson what they do and how they care for people.

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