I became an STNA and worked as one for a while in Ohio, but in September I moved to California. I was planning to get my CNA certification transferred but it seemed like a lot of work, and I managed to get 2 home care jobs without getting my certification, so I stopped worrying about it.
Both jobs are through care agencies and I get paid by the agency, but in both cases I only work for one client and don't have much interaction with anyone from the agency. When I started working at the first agency, I was told that I would get paid more if I was a CNA, but I don't know how much. I wasn't told this at the second agency, and there isn't anyone I can ask.
I get $10.50 an hour for both these jobs, which was good in Ohio but is minimum wage in San Francisco where I live. Things are more expensive here and so I am motivated to try to transfer my CNA license, but just like before, it seems so overwhelming, and I don't know how much more I would make. Is there some kind of legal standard about getting paid more if you're a CNA, than just an uncertified person doing the same work?