How would you like to have a career that gives you freedom, flexibility, and security, along with good pay and the reward of helping others? Even if that sounds too good to be true, it really isn’t! You can get all those benefits and more when you work as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Here are five great reasons you should consider a career as a CNA.
1. A Rewarding Way to Help People
It really feels good to help others, and you can do that all the time when you’re a CNA. Anyone who needs or will need nursing assistant care is potentially someone you could help during your career.
2. Plenty of Growth and Demand
With an aging population, the job of a CNA is already in demand, and it’s going to stay that way. By 2022, more CNAs will be needed than ever before. That’s what we call job security—the opportunity to do what you love for the long term.
3. It’s Affordable and Fast
You don’t need a college degree to be a CNA, and the training program is quick and affordable. You can get started in just a few months when other careers can take years, and you won’t start your new career with a load of student debt.
4. Lots of Places to Work
Whether you want to do home health, work in a hospital or a nursing home, or work in some other type of facility, you’ll have options to consider. There are all kinds of places that can use the services of a CNA.
5. The Chance to Advance
If you’ve thought about becoming a nurse but you’re not sure if it’s right for you, working as a CNA can give you a great opportunity to find out. You’ll also be able to advance more easily to a nursing position in the future, so it’s a great stepping-stone for anyone wanting to get into the medical field.
You really can change careers, or start your career, by finding a job you enjoy and that will give you a good future. Additionally, you’ll have the value and benefit of helping others who need care in their home, a medical facility, or at another location. Have questions about getting started on a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant? Reach out to us today and let’s talk about the options you have for a great new career as a CNA.
My name is Katelyn, I have been a nurse for over 7 years, and I became a nurse after getting a Medical Biology Bachelor of Science. I was always caring for my friends and family. It took me a while to find nursing and when I did it just clicked, nursing was my calling, and it was what I was meant to do. Katelyn H.