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Could I get a job as a CNA in high school?

by Grier Grier Member

I'm old enough and have everything I need to take a CNA class, BUT I'm a junior in high school. If I got my certification, would anyone even hire me being that I'm a student? Would I be able to do it as a job just over the summer or something?


Specializes in medical surgical.. Has <1 years experience.

I don't see why they wouldn't hire you. Students get jobs all the time. You'd just work part time :)

Apply apply apply until you're hired!

kbrn2002, ADN, RN

Specializes in Geriatrics, Dialysis. Has 19 years experience.

Your age might be a barrier in some settings. My facility no longer hires anybody under 18 because they can not operate machinery and our mechanical lifts qualify within that restriction. That said I am not sure if this is a legality or a corporate policy. There are plenty of jobs available for CNA's though, so even if you can't be hired in some facilities don't let that stop you.