I've put a lot of thought into the CNA program, mostly just to work until and if I ever get accepted into nursing school. I suppose, it could act as a backup plan as well; which is how I'm feeling at this point.
Anyway, I live in Alabama and from what I've been told, the pay here ranges anywhere from $7-$10 per hour. The cost of living isn't significantly high, so I could probably manage. It just seems like a lot of work for so little pay... my fiance's sister-in-law calls herself "a professional a** wiper." She doesn't seem to hate her job though.
The classes are a must, since no one seems to want to hire you unless you are certified. The cost is $700 with no financial assistance. I guess that's one thing I'm concerned about, given the fact that I don't have that much money lying around.
I have been rejected three times and need a steady job. I don't think I even care how little I make at this point. My fiancé will graduate this time next year, and I pray he can find a job bringing home a decent amount of money. In the mean time, I will keep applying to nursing school and possibly be pinching every penny working as a CNA.
Can anyone who works as a CNA in Alabama give me an idea of what you make? Does anyone know how difficult getting a job as a CNA is right now? Really, any advice or information you can give is much appreciated.
By the way, I apologize ahead of time any misspellings, errors, etc. It's 3 AM and I haven't had much sleep.