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.
Dec 22, '07
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