The outlook for CNA Jobs is one the best in any industry. The Department of Labor is estimating that 268,000 new CNA jobs will be created by 2024.
There are currently 1,545,000 CNA's work in the US right now.
So, in less than a decade the level of CNA employment will increase by more than 17%.
CNA's can work in a variety of settings including hospitals, retirement communities, nursing homes and home care. The roll they play in delivering care in everyday setting is absolutely critical in each of those institutions. Because of the flexibility in their skill set and the wide range of applications they are in high demand.
CNA's are usually tasked with assisting residence or patients with activities of daily living, which can include bathing, dressing and ambulation. They may also be required to transfer patients in a variety of different situations. In the hospital or nursing home setting they can be assigned multiple beds at a time. So it is important for CNA's to be able to manage a number of different situations.
Take Advantage of the Opportunity
We love the CNA program for a variety of different reasons. In general the programs are relatively affordable ranging from $500 - $1,200. They are also not a significant time commitment with most ranging from 4 - 9 weeks. The CNA position can be incredibly rewarding. They can literally make an impact on someones life every single day.
The CNA program can also be a great entry level position for those interested in becoming LVN's or RN's in the future. Through the course of my career I have seen a variety of caregivers or CNA's us the flexibility of their current positions and the patient care skills that they have acquired to continue their education.
Good luck and hope you consider pursuing a caereer as a CNA.