Although I'm going to school for my BSN I was planning on becoming an EMT to work part time during school. I wasn't interested in becoming a CNA because all the information that I found said the pay range was only about $8-11, but I was talking to a couple guys at school that said most hospitals start at around $13 and long term care homes can start at $18-20 (not bad at all for the level of training!) They went on to say CNAs are in huge demand so I could get pretty much any schedule I wanted.
Well I'm interested in the CNA route again
Can you guys give me a better picture of what the realistic pay is? I'm near LA (covina) but would like to hear from all so cal people.
Quote from Alpha13
Is no one starting at $14+? The guys I talked to said this pay was easy to find at long term care facilities like nursing and convalescence homes.
Sorry to double post - I'd be AMAZED to see that kind of pay for LTC with benefits included. I've never seen LTC pay that much around here.
Edit - I have heard, through the grapevine mind you, that Huntington Somethingorother hospital in Pasadena pays a little lower than normal but provides something close to 100% benefits and helps with schooling. May want to check into it if you are into going further.
Last edit by shadchan on Dec 22, '07
: Reason: Addendum