We look to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to keep track of economic date as it relates to our industry.

The median pay in 2016 for CNA’s was $26,950 or $12.78 per hour. The wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. Median wage data are from the BLS Occupational Employment Statistics survey.

2016 Median Pay

In 2016 there were 1,564,300 CNA’s employed in the U.S. The employment, or size, of this occupation in 2016, which is the base year of the 2016-26 employment projections.

Number of Jobs in 2016

There is a growing demand for CNA’s. The rate of growth through 2026 is 11%. The projected percent change in employment from 2016 to 2026. Much faster growth than average, which for all occupations is 7 percent.

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Job Outlook

The industry needs to hire and train an additional 177,700 CNA’s through 2026. Will you be one of the 177,700 to be employed?

Number of Nurses Aides Needed

What is the typical entry-level education to become a CNA?

High School Diploma or Equivalent

What work experience in a related job do I need to qualify to become a CNA?

None

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