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More Good Reasons For Pursing A Career As A Certified Nursing Assistant

Have you considered starting a career as a certified nursing assistant or CNA? You might be aware of the high demand for nurses, expected to grow 25% over the next decade, but someone with the desire to help people should not forget about nursing assistants and here’s why.

  1. Finishing the training needed for certification is much faster than for other areas of nursing such as LPNs and RNs. It usually takes 6 to 12 weeks of education until you’re ready for licensure by your state nursing board.
  2. CNA jobs are hands-on and could be just what someone wants if they desire dealing directly with patients. This includes helping a patient exercise, feed, groom, and turn. You’ll help people that need care doing their most basic needs.
  3. One of the fastest growing areas of the medical industry is home healthcare and CNAs are needed to work as home health aides in long-term care facilities more than ever.
  4. The demand for nursing assistants is even higher than the overall demand for nurses. The BLS expect another 28% more nursing assistants will be needed over the next several years.

Even if you’re not in the healthcare industry right now, it’s still a great time to start a new career as a nursing aide.

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