Becoming a certified nursing assistant (CNA) can allow you to earn a great income without spending years in school or taking on tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt. Many CNAs find their jobs fulfilling and understand the important role they play in the healthcare system.
If you’re looking at starting CNA classes, you may be wondering where you can find a local CNA job when you’re finished. This video highlights some of the best types of employment opportunities available to CNAs.
CNAs can find work in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, special needs facilities, and home healthcare organizations. All of these options are worth pursuing, but some of them have low turnover rates, which means you may have to wait a while before finding a job with them.
You might start your first CNA job at an assisted living facility and eventually move to a hospital job once you have enough experience and time to wait for a job to open. If hospitals in your local area need CNAs badly, you may be able to start work at a hospital sooner, if you wish. If you would prefer to work with the elderly, you should have your choice of positions as soon as you are certified.