Certified nursing assistants, home health aides, and caregivers are the few types of jobs which are currently in demand. Not only are they in demand their future prospect looks glowing. With the baby boomers retiring, we need individuals to take care of the growing population of the elderly. There is currently a shortage of CNA’s, HHA, and other caregivers in the United States and this shortage looks dismal. The United States Department of Labor predicts a 20% increase in caregiver and CNA jobs between 2014 and 2020, which is faster than the average for any other occupation. Some statistics to note are the following:
- 90% of CNA’s are female and 10% are male.
- 11% of CNA’s have less than one year experience.
- 45% of CNA’s have one to four years of experience.
- 20% of CNA’s have five to nine year experience.
CNA and caregivers are similar professions but the pay differs according to the specific task at hand. CNA’s and HHA’s are required to complete state-approved certification and be licensed in the state of Virginia. This license gives a CNA more authority and responsibility as compared to a caregiver. This license also enables CNA’s to receive a higher salary.
For more information please contact us at (703) 722 – 8900 or stop by at our nursing school at 8811 Sudley Road, Suite 101 Manassas, Virginia 20110