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Are there any CNA jobs with high pay rates?

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hello, 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.

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tookewlandy works as a High Acuity LTAC.

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I 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

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VickyRN has 16 years experience and works as a Nurse Educator.

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In 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.

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In 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 ...

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supermo works as a Application Analyst.

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In 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???:rotfl: Only if they were working two full time jobs. No way they made that at 40 hours a week.

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Merrique works as a Food Service.

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The most I've seen is Duke. CNA I's start at $10, CNA II's $11.

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I 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

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I am in Phoenix, AZ and I've been a CNA for only 7 months and I make $16.00 an hour.

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well 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..

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NC Girl BSN works as a Neuroscience Staff Nurse.

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Not 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.

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WolfpackRed has 4 years experience and works as a CRNA.

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Look into the Salisbury VA and their Student Nurse Technician (SNT) position. I made ~30K per year doing this. Its about 30-45 mins from Charlotte up I-85. I can give you some contacts if you email me.

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PRESLA has 13 years experience and works as a Public Health Nurse Maternity/Family Planning.

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I know a sec-tech that works for GMH in Gastonia and they started her out at 12.50 hr and that is only because she could do sec work. Long time since the original post hope you have found something that meets your needs don't go to CMC in Charlotte because they care there S****.

 

Lisa :trout:

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