Finding an entry level cna opening

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    Hi everyone.

    I am entering into the medical field as a CNA. I am starting out with no experience as I am leaving another career field. I am finding that it is difficult to get a job with no experience. I am planning to attend school in Aprl but I would like to get my feet wet first. Any ideas?

    Thanks and smiles,

    Cindy Noble
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    Quote from cnoble727
    Hi everyone.

    I am entering into the medical field as a CNA. I am starting out with no experience as I am leaving another career field. I am finding that it is difficult to get a job with no experience. I am planning to attend school in Aprl but I would like to get my feet wet first. Any ideas?

    Thanks and smiles,

    Cindy Noble
    Hi Cindy!
    Wat state are you in? I am also planning to study cna but am afraid of not finding a job later I am located in Texas!
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    Go for it! I did my CNA training back in 2009 and had no experience in the medical field whatsoever. I worked PT then as an Sr. administrative Assistant from 9-1 and did the CNA program from 6-10 Monday thru Friday for 6 weeks. 1 month later I got a job on mother/baby. Working full time I did the surgical technology for 1 year and then when I was done I transferred to L/D as an OB scrub tech and have been doing it for a year and a half almost. Now I'm about to start my science classes in the spring for a BSN and start the nursing classes in the fall next year! So definitely being a CNA opens many doors and the experience you will gain will be invaluable! Good luck to both!
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    I would try a nursing home or home health care agency (if you don't mind driving and a varied schedule). Hospitals usually require previous experience as a CNA or medsurg clinical experience as a nursing student. Otherwise, if you don't mind not getting a different job at a hospital, there are transport tech jobs available!
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    I live in Texas and didn't have a problem at all. I had 2 job offers a couple of weeks after I took my test at hospitals and I have no experience. Just apply everywhere. I applied to hundreds of jobs, and when you get an interview, kick butt at it!
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    Also, ask your CNA class instructor if they know of any openings. My teacher gave my whole class a list of openings she knew of and even some contacts of people who do the interviewing. She also let us use her as a reference on applications!
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    Quote from Kdrenee
    Also, ask your CNA class instructor if they know of any openings. My teacher gave my whole class a list of openings she knew of and even some contacts of people who do the interviewing. She also let us use her as a reference on applications!
    Where did you take your classes? I'm thinking about going for pct instead
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    I just got my first job as a CNA in a Nursing home/Rehabilition center. I plan on working for for 6 months to a year and then try to get into a Hospital. It took me 3 months of job interviews to get the job that I have now. Don't give up hope, keep applying. I know many people don't want the job in a nursing home but if you can do it just to gain some experience will be worth it.
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    Quote from CinthiaD92

    Where did you take your classes? I'm thinking about going for pct instead
    I took classes at San jac college. PCT is really the same thing. That's what I am and all I have is my CNA. There's not a certification that says PCT or anything that's just what hospitals call it. Or PCA.
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    Oh and San jacinto college is in Pasadena, tx


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