Continued from part 2

More of the most exciting and amazing CNA jobs and workplaces we have found include these last four of seven.

#4 CNA at an Assisted Living Center

This type of CNA position works with tenants who live on their own for the most part but may need some help with some activities of daily living from day to day. These types of CNA clients are not acute care situations and will usually take less time than patients in other environments. They should be able to perform the majority of their daily tasks of living, with help only needed occasionally.

Advantages

  • Easier and less stressful work;
  • good benefits;
  • regular work schedule

Disadvantages

  • Difficult work to find

#5 CNA Administrator or Manager

Once you have gained at least a few years of experience as a CNA in one or more of the above areas, you may be able to move into a CNA administrative or managerial role. This type of position will require you to have demonstrated leadership and organizational skills; some CNA managers improve their job prospects by taking management and health administration classes.

For CNAs who like the higher level duties of being a manager or administrator, this position is a good way to eventually go back to school to become an RN.

Advantages

  • Better career prospects;
  • better pay;
  • can be leveraged into going back to school to become an RN

Disadvantages

  • Higher stress;
  • high level of responsibility;
  • dealing with HR issues

#6 Medical Transcriptionist

Some CNAs may eventually transition out of direct patient care into related fields. Becoming a medical transcriptionist can be a good fit because you have a good knowledge of medical terminology. In this role, you are required of converting doctor reports into official formats that are needed for when medical professionals review the patient’s history.

This is a vital part of putting together an accurate medical file for the patient and requires you to have a lot of knowledge of editing documents with many medical terms.

Advantages

  • Non-clinical work;
  • good pay;
  • steady eight hour shifts for most people

Disadvantages

  • Office environment not suitable for everyone;
  • may require additional training

#7 Traveling CNA

There is a growing need for CNAs who are able to travel in their home area, as some health agencies may have patients that are spread out over a wide area. In most cases, a traveling CNA does not have a set time to work; he or she may be ‘on call’ and has to go to work when they receive a call that a patient is in need. Those calls can come at day or night – whenever you are on call.

Advantages

  • More flexibility;
  • more autonomy;
  • steady work

Disadvantages

  • Can involve night work;
  • on call at all hours;
  • uncertain schedule

Becoming a CNA is a really good career option for many people who want to have plenty of work, good pay, and the opportunity to eventually move up in the nursing field. There is nearly limitless demand for skilled nurses, as you earn more education, including your bachelor’s and even your master’s in nursing at some point.

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