How much do CNA / Techs make?

  1. 1 I'm thinking about quitting my current desk job once I complete Fundamentals and work as a CNA or tech but I was curious what my pay cut would be. I really want to try to get in GBMC as a tech, that's my goal anyway.
  2. Visit  skyblue77 profile page

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    skyblue77 has '3' year(s) of experience. From 'Owings Mills, MD'; 37 Years Old; Joined Jan '06; Posts: 92; Likes: 17.

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  3. Visit  williams3929 profile page
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    From my knowledge they make around 7-8 dollars an hr. starting or 9-10 dollars depending on where you go. But don't take my word for it. I was trying to get into one of those programs with the hospitals or nursing homes. Dying to be a nurse one way or another. LOL
  4. Visit  mdmomrn profile page
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    At St Mary's Hospital in Southern Maryland they start at $12/hr but will get more depend on the shift. I think in Baltimore Area should make more.
  5. Visit  skyblue77 profile page
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    Wow, I really hope it's not 7-8 that would be a huge pay cut for me. I was thinking around 12 which is bad enough maybe I'll just keep the desk job and pick up a part time tech job when we're on break from school. Has anyone worked at tech part time after Fundamentals?
  6. Visit  Jules A profile page
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    I was thinking more like $12 also. I guess it depends on your situation because it is great if you can get hired on a unit and work there as a nurse when you graduate but I wasn't ever interested in taking a pay cut.
  7. Visit  chrissypsychRN09 profile page
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    I work as a student nurse tech at GBMC and make $12/hour. Sheppard Pratt pays $11/hour + differential for a "mental health worker" which is similar to a CNA position. Hope this helps! GBMC is a great place to work!
  8. Visit  MZTwin profile page
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    dolcebellaluna,

    What area/specialty do you work in at GBMC? What do you like/dislike about it?
  9. Visit  Proverbs 16:3 profile page
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    wow. I thought Maryland paid more than PA but it looks like i'm wrong. Students here make $14 to $16 on average. Some make more. Techs at my current hospital are started t $18 bucks. That's a little more than i make as an extern there but the thing is they do blood draws, i don't so that could be why.
    I think $12 is good but $7 isn't worth my energy.
  10. Visit  chrissypsychRN09 profile page
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    Quote from MZTwin
    dolcebellaluna,

    What area/specialty do you work in at GBMC? What do you like/dislike about it?
    I work in Sherwood Surgical Center, which is the outpatient/same day surgery unit. I work in PACU and sometimes in holding. I love it because all the nurses are really supportive and they've all got each others backs. I think they're all honestly at least 20 years older than me and some are talking about retiring in the forseeable future, so the age gap is a little weird for me to adjust to sometimes (I'm almost 21). I'm not sure I dislike anything about it or the hospital.

    I'm also working at Sheppard Pratt (right next to GBMC) as a mental health worker, which pays $11/hour but the job is pretty different compared to a medical nursing type job. Let me know if you need any more info.
  11. Visit  student8520 profile page
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    Where did u guys get your CNA training? About how long does it take? Cost? I am not yet in a Nursing program, haven't even started pre-reqs, however I am trying to map out my game plan. I currently work full time and was considering trying to get a job in a hospital to familarize myself with the enviorment etc. Is that a smart decision? Any others suggestions on jobs while beginning the journey, lol?

    Thanks!
  12. Visit  Atheos profile page
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    If you are near the DC Metro area the pay is anywhere from 10-14 an hour. If you are that close though I would jump the border to VA where the pay tends to be higher.
  13. Visit  Jules A profile page
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    Quote from bs1030
    Where did u guys get your CNA training? About how long does it take? Cost? I am not yet in a Nursing program, haven't even started pre-reqs, however I am trying to map out my game plan. I currently work full time and was considering trying to get a job in a hospital to familarize myself with the enviorment etc. Is that a smart decision? Any others suggestions on jobs while beginning the journey, lol?

    Thanks!
    Hi, I think after your first semester in a nursing program you can just pay for your CNA license, at least that was how it worked for us if we wanted it. Community Colleges also have CNA courses. CCBC has one. Good luck.
  14. Visit  cybclimb profile page
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    At UMMC you get paid $15 an hour as a student nurse/PCT.


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