Nursing Assistant

Birth Attendant, Certified Medication Aide (CMA), Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)   More Names
Certified Nurses Aide (CNA), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Certified Nursing Attendant, Certified Residential Medication Aide, Clinical Assistant, Competency Evaluated Nurse Aide (CENA), First Aid Attendant, First Aid Nurse, Geriatric Aide, Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA), Gericare Aide, Health Aide, Health Care Aide, Health Care Assistant, Health Service Worker, Hospice Aide, Hospital Aide, Hospital Attendant, Hospital Corpsman, Hospital Medical Assistant, Infirmary Attendant, Inpatient Nursing Aide, Institutional Aide, Licensed Nursing Assistant, Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA), Medical Aide, Medical Attendant, Medication Aide, Nurse Aide, Nurse Assistant, Nurse Sitter, Nurse Technician, Nurse's Assistant, Nursery Technician, Nurses' Aide, Nursing Aide, Nursing Assistant, Nursing Assistants, Nursing Attendant, Nursing Care Attendant, Nursing Home Aide, Nursing Technician, Patient Care Assistant (PCA), Patient Care Associate, Patient Care Technician (PCT), Patient Sitter, Practical Nurse, State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA), Student Nurse, Surgical Aide, Unlicensed Assistive Personnel, Ward Aide, Ward Attendant, Ward Helper
A Day In The Life

Nursing Assistants can work in just about any health care setting: long-term care settings, hospital settings, hospice settings and all the different specialties associated with those.

Regardless of the setting, however, they perform similar roles: supporting nurses and ensuring patient well-being.

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Career Snapshot

Typical Education:

High School or GED (HS)
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Percent Job Growth:

18% - Faster than average
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Typical Wages:

Annual: $22,470 - $31,370

Hourly: $11 - $15