Certified Nursing Assistant Salaries and Career Outlook

After learning about the various opportunities available for a certified nursing assistant, individuals are most likely interested in learning more about compensation. As of 2014, the median annual salary for CNAs was $25,100, although this number fluctuates based on level of experience and geographic location. The map below provides details of the 10th, 50th, and 90th percentile earners for each state.

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment opportunities for CNAs will grow by 21 percent between 2012 and 2022, faster than the national average job growth. This growth equates to an additional 321,200 jobs throughout the United States, though percentages of growth experienced by some states will be higher than others. The majority of this expansion can be attributed to a growing population of elderly citizens resulting in an increased number of professional caregivers needed in long-term care facilities.

“How To Become a CNA: CNA Classses & Careers.” LearnHowtoBecome.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Aug. 2016. Website Link