Hi, I will be taking a 30 hour weekend-long CNA course later this month at Florida Medical Prep (they are highly recommended) and hopefully taking my Florida CNA certification exam next month (in FL, you can challenge the CNA exam, but I want to take a course first as I have no medical experience).
I am curious as to what the average wage is for both nursing homes and hospitals in the Orlando area. I currently make $7.90 an hour in retail.. only getting 10-20 hours a week, ick. I am still a student, and I am planning on going to nursing school eventually and I would really like the medical experience under my belt, and possibly get my foot in the door somewhere.
Feb 21, '09
Quote from Hopeful76
I believe Florida Medical Prep also helps you find a job afterwards. Is the program your taking in Leesburg? I know a friend that took the course there and after she took her exam and passed it works in Leesburg at Avante she gets good hours she works 3-11pm 5 days a week she got the job through Florida Medical Prep.
From what I read on their website.. I thought they only helped with job placement around the Tampa area, as they are based out of there. But that would be really awesome if they could help me find a job around here.
Quote from Angielou1079
I took class at Florida Medical Prep and can't find a job anywhere but home health. Waterman hopsital and LRMC and all the LTC's all want experience...so my question is how do I get experience if no one will give me a chance? I DON"T want to do home health. Sorry venting a little I guess but if anyone has any advice PLEASE HELP I work as a waitress now and once it's "out of season" when everyone goes back north I will be making like no money. SOrry for the vent TIA
Did you try seeing if Florida Med Prep would help you with job placement?
Surely there's got to be somewhere that will take you on with no experience. You might have to settle for doing home health for a bit, just to get some under your belt. Did you try looking for jobs further out than Tavares/Leesburg area? Like more towards Apopka, Orlando etc.? I know it's a bit more of a drive.
Try looking on Craigslist and other online job websites. I am sure you (and I, eventually) will find something.
Last edit by intehflames on Feb 21, '09