How much do cna's make at hospitals or Dr.'s offices in Illinois

  1. i was just wondering how much does cna's make a hour working at hospitals and at dr.'s offices in illinois??
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  3. by   traumaRUs
    Varies from area in IL. Chicago pays more. CNAs in nursing homes in central IL can make $12/hr depending on shift.
  4. by   itsa307
    most of the "nurses" in drs offices in my area (northwest burbs) are actually medical assistants. cnas work in the hospitals as pct techs for about $15.
  5. by   PCT lady k
    even though this post is really old,i get paid about 12.25 for second shift until i switched to third shift.
  6. by   Michele4
    Hi can ANYONE please tell me how I can get certified for level 2 CNA I have been a Cna for over 17 years now and found out hospitals won't hire level 1 CNAs they want level 2s I am from the Springfield ILllinios area and I can't find out how to become LEVEL 2 PLEASE someone help me THANK YOU
  7. by   Michele4
    [quote=Michele4;5791575] Hi can ANYONE please tell me how I can get certified for level 2 CNA I have been a Cna for over 17 years now and found out hospitals won't hire level 1 CNAs they want level 2s I am from the Springfield ILllinios area and I can't find out how to become LEVEL 2 PLEASE someone help me THANK YOU
  8. by   luvs637
    ...What is a level 2 CNA? Never heard of that before, so I guess I am a level 1 and I have a hospital job.
  9. by   bigboi
    In my area nursing homes pay the most, then hostpital and last dr offices.
  10. by   SandyC88
    I am studying to be a medical assistant but I was wondering maybe I should change it to CNA. The school Im going to is a very fast pace school and Im having trouble and they don't seem to care any recommendations on what to do?
  11. by   itsa307
    The way it seems to work in NW IL is that new CNAs usually have to start off at a LTC facility. They can make anywhere from min. wage to about $12. Once you have at least 1 yr experience at LTC the hopspitals will actually look at your application and you can make anywhere from $12-16 depending - as a PCT I. Then they further train you to become a PCT II.

    Doctor's offices usually hire MA or CMA and pay $14-18, depending on if you do phlebotomy.

    In my opinion, MA or CMA, have easier work & better hours but CNA can be a stepping stone to Nursing if that is what you're interested in.

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