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If you have been working as a CNA in a healthcare setting and desiring to alter your career in best possible way, then you are one of the fortunate persons who can easily advance career in several medical options. Certified Nursing Assistant education, job experience and skills paves the way for a wide range of opportunities including specialty areas in medical arena. In this article find out the employment opportunities for CNA? Search for the different available jobs for you. What can you do after completion of your studies?
As a surgical Tech
Many CNAs have interest in surgery. For those CNAs having special interest in surgery, your career is right suited for a career as surgical technician. Some employers may require a special certification, however many hospitals and surgery centers often hire certified nursing assistants providing ‘on the job training’. As a surgical tech you will be responsible for setting up operating rooms, assisting surgeons, ordering and stocking supplies and even sometime you need to prepare patients for surgery. This can provide you ‘hands on’ experience to pursue career in surgical field.
As a psych-tech
Many CNAs feel squeamish at the site of blood. If you are one of them, then a job as ‘psych-tech’ can be a better option for you. Your duties as a ‘psych-tech’ follows taking considerations of basic care, comfort and safety of patients admitted on the psych unit or department. Additionally, here you will have to interact with mentally ill/retarded patients, assist the therapy groups, help to ensure a safe and secure environment and help patients emotionally to address their sickness for quick healing.
Recommended CNA Schools!
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*
- Medical Assisting
Fortis Institute can give you the skills you need to train for a career in the healthcare field.
* Programs vary by location
* Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information
- Medical Assistant
- Practical Nursing
- Dental Assistant
Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati (UC) has been categorized at the highest level of higher education: the Carnegie Commission (which evaluates the achievements of faculty, current research, leading edge curriculum, and accreditation) has recognized UC as a Doctoral/Research University — Extensive. Each year, this urban, public, nonprofit university graduates 5,000 students, adding to more than 200,000 living alumni around the world. The online programs connect students to a dynamic community of devoted educators, accessible research, and a dedicated support team.
- Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy
Miller-Motte Technical College (MMTC) has a history of helping students succeed through hands-on education and career training. Our faculty and staff work to ensure that when you've completed your program, you're truly ready to begin your career.
- Medical Assisting - Associate of Occupational Science
Experience the Rewards of Caring, With ECPI’s Medical Careers Institute, you can Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree in 2.5 Years or Your Associate’s Even Sooner through Our Year-Round Schedule!
- Medical Assisting - Diploma
- Medical Assisting - Associate's
- Practical Nursing - Diploma
- And more...
Virginia College continues the tradition ofgiving lives new direction, fulfilling our mission statement tostudents wherever they live and offering the chance to pursue adegree while maintaining commitments to work and family.
- AAS - Medical Assistant
- DIP - Medical Assistant
- AAS - Medical Office Administration
Centura College, with campus locations in Virginia, South Carolina and Florida, is dedicated to helping students gain the skills and attitudes necessary to succeed. Drawing from over 30 years of career school experience.
- Associate of Occupational Science Degree in Medical Assisting-Concentration in Clinical Support
- Medical Assisting Diploma
Founded in 1766, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher learning.
Home to more than 58,000 students from all 50 states and 125 different countries, Rutgers’ mission is to prepare students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. That’s made possible by a faculty and staff of over 13,000 members, which includes an Abel Prize winner, Guggenheim Fellows, MacArthur “Genius Award” Fellows, Pulitzer Prize winners, and many more.
- Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose. Our 20,000 alumni, from more than 110 countries, are changing the world as accomplished professionals. Named a top-15 school nationally for online bachelor's programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2015), Regent is among the most affordable undergraduate Christian colleges (CCCU 2015). Fully accredited, challenging programs are available online and on campus. New classes begin every eight weeks.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
Study online with California University of Pennsylvania. We offer certificate and bachelor's and master's degree programs in a wide variety of fields that can be completed 100% online.
- MSN Nursing Administration & Leadership (Master of Science) - Online
As a emergency room technician
If you believe yourself as a multi-task handling person, then an emergency room technician job can suit you. Here you have to function on multiple issues at same time in a fast paced manner. ER techs take vital signs, transport patients, draw blood, perform EKGs, assist procedures in the emergency department and communicate other departments of hospital on need.
As a care attendant
CNAs are also hired as care attendants in many group homes that house developmentally disable adults. Here the job duties include supervision of patients in everyday household chores, leisure activities, meals and exercise workouts since many clients of these types of group homes cannot help themselves. As a care attendant, you may also have to arrange various trips of patients for doctor’s appointment, ballgames, outings, picnics, shopping trips and so on.
CNAs are also hired as attendant for physically handicapped children. Being a personal care attendant, you need to assist them during their class time (for the children who can attend schools), lunch time, bathroom and leisure activities or playtime. This career option is very rewarding for those who love children and seek opportunities to have time with children.
If you are considering to advancing your knowledge, you can also go back to school to become a nurse. CNAs are often considered as great nursing student as your experience as CNA help you to learn quick and easily. CNAs can also get unique benefit and facilities from nursing education institutions and other entities that are not available to most nursing students.
With multiple work choices and a wide range of employment opportunities CNAs are one of the best medical staffs and it can be a great path to start careers as nurses or doctors.
Originally posted 2012-04-27 16:32:22.