CNA Job Search Find The Right Employment Opportunity

Once you have obtained your certification, it’s time to begin your CNA Job Search. There are a number of options to search for a job and it doesn’t matter which one you start with, just as long as you start. When you are searching keep in mind the type of environment that you would prefer to work in as well as the type of patients you want to begin helping.

Finding CNA Jobs

Now that you have completed your CNA Training online or at a local campus, it’s time to find that “perfect” job. We all know that very few of us get the “perfect” job right off the bat. Most of have to work our way up to it. However, with the demand for certified nursing assistants on the rise, the possibility of working where you want is also increasing.

If you are fortunate enough, the institution in which you received your certification from may offer an employment placement service. This is where the school will connect you with companies in the area that use the services of a certified nursing assistant and may have openings that are available you can apply for. If this service is not available, ask your instructors and others in your class of the employment opportunities that they are aware of. 

Another option for you to locate CNA Jobs in  your area is to review the different medical facilities that are located within your local neighborhood. You can contact the local medical offices to see if they have any openings or even if they will accept your resume to have on hand if an opening may occur in the near future. Don’t forget to inquire with any medical facilities that retain patients for medical care; places such as nursing homes and hospitals.

Continuing the CNA Jobs Search

Once you have contacted the local businesses that offer medical services directly, you can then begin your search online. Today, the Internet has opened the doors to many in the search to find just about anything anywhere around the world. Looking for employment on the Internet allows you to search for positions that are locally and just about anywhere else.

With the population of those 65 and over continuously getting larger each year, the need for medical personnel in constantly on the rise. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor the job outlook for 2010 to 2020, the number of nursing assistants is estimated to rise at least 20 percent over the ten year time frame. This is exciting news.

Getting your resume, with the notation of your certified nursing assistant certification, out into the job boards is important as well. Companies have individuals who will search various job boards for resumes that meet the qualification that they are looking for. The number of job boards available on the Internet today is quite large. There are job boards for any type of job and there are job boards that are designed for certain fields as well.

The largest job boards are Monster.com and careerbuilder.com respectively. Some other very large job boards are indeed.com, simpyhired.com and also US.jobs.com of which all will provide positions of employment that has been gathered from other sites as well as companies themselves posting directly to the job board.

For more specialized job boards, you can place your resume on MonsterTrak.com and CollegeRecruiter.com (for current students and recent graduates), careervittals.com and healthcareers.com to name a few. You can also contact temporary placement agencies in your area to see if they help you with finding CNA Jobs you would be qualified for.

When you are submitting your resume be sure to include your CNA certification information noting the name of your school and when you graduated. If you have the option to submit a cover letter, it is recommended that you do as this allows you to provide more information about yourself and why you are interested in the position open. Finding CNA Jobs in your area is relatively easy and with some effort and submitting your resume to the places in which you really want to work will help you obtain employment.

8 Responses to “CNA Job Search Find The Right Employment Opportunity”

  • One other thing I would like to express is that as opposed to trying to accommodate all your online degree lessons on times that you finish off work (since the majority of people are tired when they get back), try to find most of your instructional classes on the saturdays and sundays and only a few courses on weekdays, even if it means a little time off your saturdays. This is fantastic because on the week-ends, you will be much more rested plus concentrated on school work. Thx for the different points I have mastered from your blog.

  • Cathrine says:

    I don’t know about Illinois, sorry, but I believe it’s pttrey standard that you can take your board exams as many times as it takes.It is up to your employer to decide if they want to continue to employ people while waiting for them to pass and it is not uncommon for people to fail at least once. It is common courtesey to hold a nursing position at least until they test a second time. It’s not unheard of for them to hold it longer. But obviously if you think you are suffering and that your employer’s policies are unreasonable, you should voice your concerns. Are you part of a union? You could talk to a union rep for support also.Good luck!

    • Rhul says:

      Wow, okay, spooky, our plans are nealry identical.I start the pre-nursing program this summer. If I go full time with a large class load I will start nursing school in about 1 to 1 1/2 years. I will get my Associates in nursing, become and RN, then transfer those credits to university.I might work part time as an RN, but will probably just go to school full time and graduate with a masters in nurse midwifery.

  • Getting your foot in the medical field door. Whether your ideal CNA job is at a hospital or nursing home, you should be looking to volunteer, or work in a medical setting. Even if you find a job that is only entry level, and not directly relating to your CNA training, it would be wise to take it on the basis that you will then have the ability to network with others at the location. Certain requirements such as 1 more years of experience are usually waived if you are already working for the facility. As an added bonus, you as a volunteer or employee will know first hand of any job openings. If you show your strong work ethic, you can make yourself the next in line for the position.

  • University of Phoenix — The University of Phoenix is an accredited university that offers over 200 different programs. Students enrolled in the health care associate’s program have the opportunity to learn about health organizations and policy, while the Associate in Medical Records is designed for students interested in learning about medical record keeping. An associate degree in health care or medical records offers students the opportunity to work in a variety of different jobs as they relate to the healthcare field.

  • A designation of a certified nurse assistant is the initial step that helps to build a career in the health care industry as CNA. The surveys carried out by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) convey that the increase in the percentage of nursing assistant jobs will be witnessed in the next 8 to 10 years. In order to meet the demands of the public, many of the health care organizations have also increased the average salary of their nursing staff. All these have diverted the minds of medical lovers to opt for the profession of a CNA. When compared to other employment sectors, the nursing field has witnessed enormous expansion in job opportunities.

  • Once you are done with the degree and certification process, you can easily find a CNA job online. In this high tech era, internet is the best option, where you can find a huge list of jobs. Most of the recruiting agencies, head hunters and nursing employers post their job listings on websites. Nursing magazines and classified section of the newspapers can also help you in finding a job of your choice. You can also contact the hiring manager of nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, community centers and hospitals to know about the latest job openings.

  • Gold Price says:

    Getting your foot in the medical field door. Whether your ideal CNA job is at a hospital or nursing home, you should be looking to volunteer, or work in a medical setting. Even if you find a job that is only entry level, and not directly relating to your CNA training, it would be wise to take it on the basis that you will then have the ability to network with others at the location. Certain requirements such as 1 more years of experience are usually waived if you are already working for the facility. As an added bonus, you as a volunteer or employee will know first hand of any job openings. If you show your strong work ethic, you can make yourself the next in line for the position.

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