a. First concern: What is your immigration status as that affects employment.
Legitimate employers are required to know and document your Immigration I9 status on date of hire.
Those here on vacation tourist visa unable to work. Student status: have limited # hours permitted work.
If you have a work visa, then eligilbe for employment.
b. Minimal work available in California hospitals due to tight economy, surplus of new graduate nurses and decrease in #patients /hospitalization rates. Positions for LPN + RN require passing licensing exam and Board of Nursing approval while certified nursing assistants require passage certification exam.
c. You probably have the best chance of being hired in an assisted living facility, group home or private duty home care agency as a personal care assistant since no certificate is required.
Nursing students and internationally educated nurses can obtain Certified Home Health Aide/Certified Nursing Assistant certification without additional coursework
Other healthcare positions to consider: Telemetry monitor technician, unit clerk, medical record technician,
hemodialysis technician (training and certificate required), private duty companions, medical records coder.
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