A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) provides basic care to patients who are unable to care for themselves. CNAs often work with patients in a nursing home, hospice, or long-term care setting.
CNAs generally need to complete a state approved education program and pass their state’s exam.
Work Experience in Related Occupation: None
Required On the Job Training: Brief on the job training to learn employer’s policies and procedures
2019 Median Salary: $29,660 or $14.25 per hour
CNA jobs are expected to grow +8% from 2019-2029 (above average growth) driven by aging baby boomers, increasing the need for help to care for older patients.