Our economy has taken a major hit due to COVID-1. Millions of people are currently unemployed, and every day more people file. With 2021 here many industries are reopening, and jobs are being added to the job market. What are the top 2 jobs in demand this year? Home health aides and certified nurse aides take the number 1 and 2 spots on the list.
Home Health Aides
A Home Health Aide is a personal caregiver to people who need assistance in their day-to-day activities due to a medical condition, prolonged illness, physical impairment, cognitive impairment, and/or old age. The role of a home health aide can vary depending on the patient’s medical condition and specific needs. The tasks they will do consist of assisting the patient with daily activities like bathing, eating, walking, using the bathroom, and other necessities vital to everyday living. Additionally, Home Health Aides assist patients with routine tasks like doctor appointments, bill payments, grocery shopping, and picking up medication for their care.
Home health aides’ courses are usually short-term programs. For example, our program is only 3 weeks long. Their expected job growth is 41% which is higher than the average full-time job. The most common question I get is, how much do home health aides make annually? The average entry-level salary for a home health aide is $19,000-24,320 per year.
Certified Nurse Aide
Certified Nurse Aides (CNA) work under registered nurses in medical facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes. A CNA is essential in enhancing or maintaining the quality of life by facilitating the fulfillment of the basic needs of the patient. Nurse Aides are responsible for gathering vital information about the patient’s medical conditions daily to understand what treatments will work best. Typically, a Certified Nurse Assistant works with the medical team, behind a Registered Nurse, and reports the patient’s medical conditions to a physician or the RN.
To become a nurse aide, you must be certified. Certification is an affordable course choice with our course costing just $1,300! Moreover, if you are interested in becoming a Registered Nurse, becoming a CNA first can be a great steppingstone.
Certified Nurse aides are paid higher than a certified home health aide. The average salary for a CNA is $36,000 annually. The pay ranges from $28,454 – $39,015 per year.
Becoming a CNA or CHHA are great career paths. Each is a rewarding position that helps people. If you are interested in getting certified, then E&S Academy is the right place for you. For more information call us at 844-372-2233.