CNA Training seems to be one of the few avenues left for getting that all illusive target called job security. Lest my post be misunderstood, let me clarify that I do not mean any contractual job security being promised by CNA training. Rather what I mean is practical job security.
In this post I shall be discussing the following points in detail
- What is CNA and CNA training
- How to decide if you should join a CNA training class
- How can CNA training provide a job security even when the mighty wall street banks are not able to do so
What is CNA and CNA training
CNA is an acronym for Certified Nursing Assistant. These are the people who assist the nurses in taking care of patients especially the ones that are not able to take care of themselves. The job is not a glorious one, unless you get some inner happiness out of helping helpless people. As a CNA you shall be required to assist patients to do their daily chores like bathing, brushing the teeth etc and you will help them in moving into the wheelchair etc. Additionally a certified nursing assistant is required to take vital signs like blood pressure, body temperature of the patient and inform the nurse if there is any aberration.
To be able to work as a CNA, most states in the United States require the person to have undergone certain mandatory training and obtained a CNA certification. This mandatory training that prepares candidates for the CNA certification is referred to as CNA training. Please keep in mind that the certification is mandatory. While some states insist on a minimum training hour, many do not insist on one. Hence it may be possible for you to go through the mandated books on your own, pass the certification examination and become a CNA.
How to decide if you should enroll for CNA training
As I mentioned earlier, the job of a CNA is not exactly enjoyable or anything. Unless you have an attitude to help others, the repetitiveness of the job can wear you down really bad. Hence I shall recommend anyone to join the certified nursing assistant training program only if you are confident that you shall like the job. Patience and respect for others are other two critical requirements of being a successful CNA. If you have these basics right, other things shall fall into place. I will not be too worried about them.
How does CNA training ensure job security
I think most job losses happen because of cyclical nature of the service being rendered. When there were a lot of mergers and acquisitions happening, a large number of investment bankers were required. In the recession the number of mergers and acquisitions went down, resulting job loss for the investment bankers.
Unlike M&A decissions, people can not spend a lot of money just because they are rich or cut back from it because of reduction in earnings. Hence the basic health care market tends to be quite stable. Additionally as the American population ages, there is an ever increasing demand for CNAs. Add to that the fact that not many people are trying to be a CNA and you shall understand my confidence in the CNA training to get job security for me.
What are your views about CNA training? Let me know in the comments.