I am from Iowa and I work as a Patient Care tech(CNA) on the brain injury and spinal cord injury floor and I also float around to our neuro floor and med surg floor. I have been doing this for about 2 1/2 years and I am looking for a change! I want to see more things and get more experience in other states. I have always loved California! I make around 11.45 now and I know Iowa is horrible for nursing salary..so I was curious as to how people are living as a CNA and if you would reccomend the move?