Is anyone out there from Pittsburgh area, Western Pennsylvania?
I need your advice.
I am looking for an entry level clinical position (patient care tech., etc.) in the Pittsburgh area while I do my pre-req's. I don't have any Nursing School clinical experience yet nor any other hospital experience either.
I do not want to pay for a CNA course so that I can get a job in a hospital because I here that there are places that will take you and give you on site training. However, I can't find them!
I have checked the paper and websites of local hospitals but I see a lot ads that require 1 year experience and I don't see anything about training programs.
If you know of local hospitals that offer on site training please let me know. Or, if you have heard some not so nice things about certain training programs let me know also so that I may avoid them.
If you have any advice about breaking into an entry level position please feel free to share. Or, if you know of good CNA programs I'd appreciate that too.
I do not have any contacts here that are in the Health Care field so your insight will be much appreciated. Also, if you know what most of these types of positions pay in our area I would also like to know that too.
Thank you for any help you can give,
Jan 27, '06
Quote from djkarta51588
Do you know of any places for training in pittsburgh?
UMPC Cranberry Place has CNA training just about every month. Try www.upmc.com
and look up CNA's or nurse's aides under career opportunities. Of course, their training is free because they will hire you to work for them.
Good luck to you!
PS. I'm in New Castle. We have some locations up here for CNA training as well. Just let me know if you need them.
Last edit by L&D_2b on Jan 27, '06