Exciting Certified Nursing Assistant Opportunities
Nursing assistants and orderlies in the
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How to Become a Nursing Assistant or Orderly
Nursing assistants must complete a state-approved education program and must pass their state's competency exam to become certified. Orderlies generally have at least a high school diploma.
The median annual wage for nursing assistants was $24,420 in May 2012. The median annual wage for orderlies was $23,990 in May 2012.
Employment of nursing assistants and orderlies is projected to grow 21 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Because of the growing elderly population, many nursing assistants and orderlies will be needed in long-term care facilities.