Finding Your Career Pathway As A CNA

Consider Becoming a CNA

When looking at a career in healthcare, there are a myriad of options you can explore and all of them make an impact. Maybe you want to be a healthcare hero, but you want to minimize your patient exposure.  Or maybe you want to work in the medical field while pursuing a larger medical career goal, like becoming a doctor or nurse. The good news is that you have options when you get certified as a CNA.

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CNA Job Opportunities

Medical Call Centers

You may think the person answering the phone when you call your doctor’s office is just a receptionists, but think again. Many times hospitals and private practice doctors use CNAs to run the front office and answer the phones. Someone with medical experience can better assess the needs of the patient upfront, and schedule appointments more accurately.

Medical Coding and Billing

Another ‘behind the scenes’ job for a CNA is in the medical billing department.  Some additional training will be necessary, but the benefit that CNAs bring to the table is a familiarity with medical terminology and diagnoses.  Being a CNA applying for a coding and billing job will give you a head start in the job race.

Hospitals

You can find a multitude of job opportunities within a hospital as a CNA. You simply need to determine which area of practice you prefer. For example, our Premier Partner CHI Health is looking for CNAs to assist in their physical therapy department, cardiology clinic, orthopedic health department, urology, family practice, and more.

Skilled Nursing Facilities

When you work at skilled nursing facility you will work one-on-one with patients to ensure they are living their best life possible. This could range from helping them with their mobility through physical therapy or simply assisting them with daily routines. And if you look for employment at a place like our Premier Parter Hillcrest Health Services, you have a variety of locations where you can work.

In-Home Health Care

If you are looking for a bit more flexibility in your hours, you may want to consider a career in in-home care. Because clients that use this service can elect for full-time care or part-time, the care giver hours can vary as well. You too can request request full-time or part-time work.  Our Premier Partner Comfort Keepers is alway looking for quality CNAs to join their team.