Apr 26, 2023

What does a CNA do?

- Assist patients with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and grooming

- Help patients with mobility, such as transferring and positioning

- Monitor patients’ vital signs and report any changes to healthcare providers

- Serve meals and help patients with eating as needed

- Assist with medical procedures, such as wound care and catheterization

- Document patient care in medical records

- Communicate with patients and their families to provide information and support

- Follow infection control and safety protocols

How much does a CNA make?

The median annual wage for certified nursing assistants (CNAs) was $30,830 in May 2021. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $22,560, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $43,640.

Is CNA a good career?

Employment of CNAs is projected to grow 8 percent from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations. As the population ages and demand for long-term care services increases, the need for CNAs is expected to grow.

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