Becoming a CNA is a great way to get started in the healthcare field.
Some CNA attributes would include being passionate about helping people, caring, empathetic, and hard working. Most CNA jobs are fast paced with a lot of standing and moving. A few job duties can include cleaning rooms, helping patients get dressed, gathering items for patients, bathing patients, and/or helping patients in the restroom. It is a decent paying job that is very mentally and emotionally fulfilling. A CNA helps patients in the most basic of ways at a time when a patient is often their most vulnerable. The job growth for CNAs is very high right now and is likely to continue to grow. Upon passing classes, finding a job will not be difficult.
If such hands on work is not something you are wanting to do, I would look into Medical Assisting next. More paperwork, less physical handling of patients. Good luck on whatever you decide.
Healthcare has a wide variety of careers that you can pursue. If you want to be a nurse, becoming a CNA will be a good place to start so you can assess whether it's something that you want to advance. It gives you a picture of how your career will be like in nursing and you actually get to work with professional nurses and learn from them.
The best advice I can give you is to try and see if it's something you like. It does not take a lot to become a CNA therefore you will not loose a lot of money if you go in and at least you will get to be sure if it's something you like or don't like hands on.
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