A CNA, or Certified Nursing Assistant, is an integral part of a medical team. They often have direct contact with patients, helping them bathe, eat or dress. In some facilities, the CNA might be responsible for taking patients’ pulse, temperature and blood pressure.
Becoming a CNA may be a great career choice not only because it may be extremely rewarding, but also because it’s an area with many job opportunities. In fact, between now and 2022, the field is projected to grow between 15 and 21 percent*. They may be needed in hospitals, doctors’ offices, and other health care facilities.
To become a CNA you must attend a program and receive instruction in this field. Often this may be done in a year. You must also take a state certification exam.
A career as a CNA may be a first step in pursuing a fulfilling career as a nurse. If this is of interest to you, just fill out the form to the right and get matched to the top schools that offer CNA training and CNA classes. It’s fast, free, and easy to get matched—so get started today!
This is an offer for educational opportunities that may lead to employment and not an offer for nor a guarantee of employment. Please consult with a representative from the school you select to learn more about career opportunities in that field.