Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Certified nurse assistants (CNAs) are responsible for caring for patients in medical settings by assisting them with everyday tasks, such as eating and bathing. To become a CNA, individuals are expected to complete an approved training program and pass their state’s competency exam. CNA training programs are typically offered through community colleges, vocational schools, high schools, and health organizations like the Red Cross. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) identifies The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) identifies CNAs as nursing assistants and their median salary as $30,850 as of May 2019. CNA roles are expected to grow 8%.