CNA + medical assisant - page 2

by amannimommy

Finish my CNA class September 2nd . I am interested in taking ma classes, do medical assistants get hired in hospitals ??... Read More


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    I am having trouble finding a CNA job during a day shift when my kids are in daycare. I would qualify for a WIA grant to cover tuition and supplies for a semester long MA program at the community college. Will I be more apt to find a 7-3 shift as a MA than as a CNA?
    My end goal is to become a RN and work in a hospital but the waitlist for the ADN program is 3 years so I have plenty of time to get there and right now I just need to support my family while making a difference.
    Thanks
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    Quote from SlaveHeart
    I am having trouble finding a CNA job during a day shift when my kids are in daycare. I would qualify for a WIA grant to cover tuition and supplies for a semester long MA program at the community college. Will I be more apt to find a 7-3 shift as a MA than as a CNA?
    My end goal is to become a RN and work in a hospital but the waitlist for the ADN program is 3 years so I have plenty of time to get there and right now I just need to support my family while making a difference.
    Thanks
    Most MA jobs are scheduled during the day (Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm) because most opportunities are found in doctors offices and clinics. However, you must pay close attention to the MA job market in the city where you live since the jobs in many places tend to be either scarce or very low-paying.
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    Thanks for the advice TheCommuter! I have noticed there are just about as many MA jobs here as there are CNA jobs (which is not many for both) and they pay between 12-14 an hour instead of 9-10 an hour. However all the shifts are 8-4 or 9-5 instead of the AM shift starting at 5 or 6. I did read that you do not have to be certified to work as a MA in Cali but some companies may require it. I'm going to go ahead and apply to the MA jobs here that don't mention certification is required in the ad posting and see if anyone has me for an interview, it can't hurt right? Since the class is free since I can get a grant I will plan to take it if I can't find a job before January!


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