The global economy today as we know it is in recession. However, the need for health care by the elderly and sick people does not diminish. These people need to be attended to. The CNAs or Certified Nursing Assistants are the first line of health workers to do the job.
Among all the jobs in the health care field, nursing is one that has been looked-down on. However, being a CNA is considered to be an even “lower” stratum in the pyramid of workers. However, the reality is that there are fewer high-end jobs available nowadays, especially to those with lesser academic credentials. While being a cna is not the most glamorous job available, it requires educational credentials that are both quick and easy to accomplish, and inexpensive. More so, the demand for the job never runs out even in the face of economic crisis.
CNAs are most commonly seen at hospitals. They usually tend to the basic health care needs of most patients. However, the career of a CNA is not limited to working inside the hospital premises alone. CNAs can also work in hospitales, long-term and rehabilitation facilities and even for individuals seeking for care in their own homes. As a CNA, you have the opportunity to choose your work place. You even have the chance to travel when you work for individual clients instead of health care institutions.
The work of a CNA is hardly different from the normal tasks we do at for our family members, except that we are doing it for sick or elderly people. All that is required to do the job right is to have good health, honesty, patience and most of all, the willingness to do what needs to be done as directed. Being compassionate and service-oriented are inherent qualities that makes one last in this job.
The career of a CNA opens the doors of the medical field to ordinary people. Some people may not want to enter the medical field initially, but they can learn to love it along the way. In fact, being a CNA can even be a stepping stone for towards becoming an RN (Registered Nurse) and go further if one wants to ascend in the career ladder.
CNAs earn roughly about 38,000 USD annually. For those who are in dire need of a job and money, a career as a CNA is one quick way to get you what you need. Being a certified nursing assistant may not be the most high-paying nor glamorous job there is, but it is definitely an honorable one. You not only help yourself but you also help others as you do your job.