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- by nlw59bba Mar 16, '06hello, i am a pre-nursing student. i will be getting my cna certificate in the fall. i wanted to know if there are any high paying cna jobs that i can look into while going to school. i want to quit my security job and get started in healthcare as a cna. i was wondering if i need to look at an agency, home healthcare or do they have traveling cna's. i want to be able to cover my bills and mortgage while in school and get the experience. i would appreciate it if someone could give me some insight on were to look and search in charlotte or gastonia. a co-worker of mine told me that he knew a cna who made $39k.:typing
reason for edit: cna's have a certificate, not license. cna's must work under an lpn's or rn's license.Last edit by VickyRN on Mar 17, '06
- Mar 16, '06 by tookewlandyI am a CNA in Pennsylvania and i can tell you that there is no way a CNA makes 39k a year, The average pay scale for cna's is 8-12 dollars per hour
- Mar 17, '06 by VickyRNIn the small community hospitals on the Eastern side of the state, CNA's make minimum wage or slightly above (shameful, but true). In the larger teaching hospitals, CNA-II's may possibly earn $10-$12/hr - but this is only with years of seniority, and completion of training courses in phlebotomy and other tech duties such as performing 12-lead ECG's.
- Mar 21, '06 by NurseKitty NCIn the Raleigh-Durham area, CNAs make anywhere from $7 to $9 just starting out. Even after several years experience, it is rare to make even $10. You might want to reconsider quitting your job if you have a mortgage to pay ...
- Apr 7, '06 by supermoIn the Charlotte area, inexperienced CNAs make, at the most, $12/hour. And that's at the best facilities. There are positions available in the hospitals, in LTC, and at some clinics. I found my position by searching online.
39K??? Only if they were working two full time jobs. No way they made that at 40 hours a week.Last edit by supermo on May 5, '06
- Apr 12, '06 by MerriqueThe most I've seen is Duke. CNA I's start at $10, CNA II's $11.
- May 2, '06 by wasted-enough-timeI live in Wilson NC and last year I made a little shy of $32,000, however It was a private duty case from an agency called "ELDER - CARE". this case lasted aprox. 4 years!!..So yeah if ya luck out there is $$$ to be made
- Sep 14, '07 by ANCamp19I am in Phoenix, AZ and I've been a CNA for only 7 months and I make $16.00 an hour.
- Oct 19, '07 by metalheadwell in cali cna's can make like 20 bucks that was with sub acute experience..my co worker was a cna for about a year with sub acute and she got offered a job with the ucla medical center or hospital making 20 bucks..so yeah it's possible but it depends where u work and the type of experience.. get some sub acute experience u will get paid more..
- Oct 20, '07 by NC Girl BSNNot sure about your area but Charlotte is huge and I bet they pay pretty good. You just have to call around. I live near Raleigh and worked in Cary. My pay was 14.00-15.50 which included shift diff and weekend diff. I worked there 10 years. You could definetly make 39k
if you worked a ton of double shifts. But that would be impossible and go to school at the same time.