Quote from dana2006
:Melody: So tell me what makes it worth while for you to be able to show that you care and give back to your community? :heartbeatWhat makes this job harder than other jobs? :angel2: What makes this profession one that many people dont understand?:caduceus:
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Being a CNA is not too glamorous. It is not a status job, if fact, quite the opposite. Why would someone choose this job if they had other options?
I think being a CNA has more to do with who you are than what you do.
If you are looking for a place to connect with people on a deeper level, at the point of their need, not yours, this would be one job where you can make that connection. The sick and the elderly need care and need to know you care.
I know this sounds fuzzy and banal, but it is very simple, really. This is a very "human" job.
What makes it hard is the patient loads that make it impossible to provide care adequately. When the patients don't get what they need, it can be very frustrating and discouraging.
This is a "labor" job. You will work hard physically, as well as be stretched emotionally.
As far as people not understanding, I am not certain anyone understands anyone else's job, so not too different there.