CNA Jobs

CNA jobs are for those people who have been granted their CNA certification.  A CNA is a certified nursing assistant and as such has completed CNA training and passed their certification exam.  Nursing assistants work to provide care for people who are ill, injured or who have chronic health conditions.

A CNA assists nurses and other healthcare providers in proving care for patients.  They work to maintain a patient’s privacy and dignity while they are in a healthcare setting.  A CNA plays a vital role in the healthcare industry and can be very important to a patient who is sick or injured.

Legitimate List Of Websites That Have CNA Jobs

Indeed – Make sure you specify your state to get hobs near your area.
Monster Job Listings – Good listing of CNA jobs. You can specify your location as well.
Simply Hired – Large listing of jobs.
CNA Jobs – Fewer listings than the above three websites.

Improve Your Chances Of Landing A Job

You can check out our guide on setting your CNA resume. We also have a sample CNA resumes to get you started.

The Kind Of Places You Should Expect To Work in

Certified nursing assistants often work in hospitals.  They help nurses to provide basic care and comfort for patients. A CNA will often take vital signs and answer call bells for patients who are admitted to the hospital.  A CNA might even work to monitor vitals and help to keep patients comfortable in an ER setting.

CNA jobs can be found in rehabilitation centers.  They aid other staff members in making sure a patient is safe and well cared for while at the rehabilitation center.  Sometimes CNAs are even hired to work at physical therapy or occupational therapy centers.

Nursing assistants generally make up a large portion of the staff at continuing care communities.  They are in particularly high demand in skilled nursing homes or the skilled nursing departments of long-term care facilities.  A CNA in this job setting will help residents with grooming, eating and other activities of daily living.

A CNA can find work with a home health agency.  Home health agencies hire nurses to provide care for patient’s who are chronically ill or people who have lifelong physical or mental disabilities.  Sometimes a CNA will also work with elderly patients who do not wish to live in a long-term care community.

There are many ways for a certified nursing assistant to find a job.  In some cases, the CNA training program that a person completes offers job placement services.  These services will help newly certified nursing assistants to find employment opportunities.  Newly certified nursing assistants should also visit local job fairs.

Nursing assistants can inquire at healthcare facilities and home health agencies about employment opportunities.  It does not hurt to submit a resume or application even if a place is not currently hiring.  Quality CNAs are often in high demand and a job opening could appear sooner than later.

Some nursing assistants might start out by working on a part-time basis or working on a per diem basis.  These jobs provide a good way to get your foot in the door with a good employer.  These jobs can also serve as a good option for people who are continuing their education in the healthcare industry but who need employment and experience.

Of course, CNA jobs can be found by searching newspaper classified ads.  Online classified ads can provide another way to find job openings in the certified nursing assistant sector.  A CNA could also post their own ad seeking employment as a private aid for someone who needs home health services.

14 Responses to CNA Jobs

  1. Amanda September 14, 2010 at 7:50 pm #

    So I’m trying to decide if I want to be a CNA. I helped alot with my grandparents, my grandma has Alzheimers. And my grandpa had a catheter and I would help with that. I just don’t know if I would be good for this job.

    • Admin September 21, 2010 at 10:44 am #

      You seem perfect for it Amanda. Why don’t you volunteer at a nursing home for a few weeks and see if its right for you.

  2. Shannon Taylor January 18, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    Hi….I’m a 44-year-old mom who is about to have empty nest syndrome and I have decided it is time for me to have my own life. My career goal is to become an addictions counselor and possibly a therapist later on. I thought that becoming a CNA would be a good first step in these career goals. I am looking for a job opportunity ina rehab facility. I have been told that i have my compassion level is high and i enjoy trying to improve the lives of others, even if just by a small bit. Any thoughts?

    Thank you

    • Barry December 1, 2012 at 9:05 pm #

      Shannon. If you think about your own family, and how you would help them, and your HEART is true, I think your first step is your right step. I’m a PCA and a CNA. DO IT!

  3. Jane September 30, 2012 at 1:23 am #

    I am 55 years old who looking to change career. Is it too late
    for me to start as a CNA. I heard from my friend that it is a hard job.
    I am a hard working person and I really like to be a nurse.

    • Barry December 1, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

      Jane. I’m 60. I’ve been a personal care asst. for 4 years and a cna for 4 months. It is hard work, but what is more gratifying, and rewarding than WORKING HARD. Go with your HEART.

  4. Melonie October 2, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    I now live in Philadelphia, PA and was a CNA in the past in Virginia. A friend of mine is needing home care for her disabled son and wants me to be the caregiver. How do I go about getting certified for PA. It has been a few years since I have worked in my field of study.

  5. Barry December 1, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

    I’ve been a CNA for four months, and a Personal Care Asst. for four years. During my years as a PCA I was asked by many Hospice employees to work with them. They thought I was a CNA. My case load is approximately twenty patients. ( I like to refer to them as friends ). I answer call bells IMMEDIATLY. When you come back from a day, or weekend off and a resident/ patient says to you, “Where were you”, you understand the meaning of HUMILITY.
    Anyway, thats my story.

  6. Eureka December 31, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

    I am a certified nursing assistant and have been since 2006. I haven’t worked as a cna for awhile now and decided to go back into the nursing career but I’m having a hard time getting a job as a can. What can I do or what does anybody recommend?

  7. Renee March 20, 2013 at 5:46 am #

    I just became a certified nursing assistant and I’m having trouble finding work. When I call the HR departments and inquire about CNA positions, they shout,”You have to have at least 1 year of experience!”. How can I get experience if no one hires me as newly certified CNA student.

    Am I looking for employment as a CNA in the wrong institutions? Please advise experienced CNA’s and PCT’s .


    • leonie August 27, 2013 at 4:32 am #

      i have the same problems i am a c.n.a i got my certified in 2011 and i still not working in the field as a cna they tell me the same thing as you you don’t have experince in the c.n.a field you haven’t work in it for 1 do i get experince if they don’t hire you.

  8. Kate April 29, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    I become a certified nursing Assistant in December 2012, since i am having problem getting a job. When I called HR department to inquire about CNA position, they said I don’t have any experience, How can I have experience if no one hires me as newly certified nursing assistant. Please I need your help, I don’t know what to do. Thanks

  9. Isabel May 8, 2014 at 10:09 pm #

    Hi my names isabel and i got my cna licence in september 2011 n got a luckly got a job in december 2011. some places do want new cnas n do give you the chance to get experiance. since you are new n fresh you might have new skills to bring to the table. so all i recomend is to keep heads up n during interviews just bring up new times new skills. i have even renews my licence witch was an even more dificult challenge so keep up on it all. good luck people n i love this web sight very motivating.

  10. Stephanie Brummett August 5, 2014 at 4:31 am #

    A great place to start might be Home Health. I have worked almost 3 yrs in HH and did 3 yrs as a PCA privately. Since the death of my personal client I have worked in an Alzheimer’s facility.

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