Career as a CNA

The CNA role is so important at all levels in the continuum of care. CNAs gather first hand information from residents and patients as they care for them. They see the subtle changes and they could relay this information to their supervisor so a prompt assessment and intervention can be put in place. CNAs are eyes and ears of the medical community. They bridge the gap between families, residents or patients, nurses, doctors and advanced practitioners.

According to the Bureau Of Labor Statistics, employment of nursing assistants and orderlies is projected to grow 17% from 2014-2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Because of the growing elderly population, many nursing assistants and orderlies will be needed to assist and care for these patients.

Place of employment includes hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home care, rehabilitative services, private duty, medical offices and hospice settings. Premier Healthcare Training does not guarantee jobs but will assist graduates by providing employment leads.