CNA Job Security on the Rise
Perhaps one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a career is the level of job security a particular field can offer. Pursuing a career that is in high demand can offer you peace of mind when searching for and accepting jobs. The ease or difficulty you encounter when searching for employment is also heavily dependent on the number of jobs available in certain fields of work. The good news is, projections show a rise in the number of jobs available in the field of healthcare, including positions for Certified Nursing Assistants.
CNA Occupational Outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the rate of job growth for Nursing Assistants is projected to be 18% over the decade from 2014-2024. This growth rate is above the average for most other occupational fields. Based on this projections, an astounding 262,000 new positions will be available to nursing assistants over the 10 year period.
There are several contributing factors to the occupational growth rate in this field. One major component is the increased age of the baby-boom population. As these individuals reach old age, they are more prone to face dementia and chronic diseases such as, heart disease and diabetes. As this patient population grows, so will the number of qualified professionals needed in long-term healthcare facilities. Simply put, a larger elderly population means a higher need for healthcare specialists such as Certified Nursing Assistants.
Changes in state and federal funding may also increase the need for CNA’s especially those employed for in-home health services.
If you’re pursuing a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant, you may be pleased to find a reasonably high level of job security. Healthcare professionals are always in high demand, and especially so over the next decade. This means that after being certified, it may be easier for you to find a job as a CNA compared to some other occupations.
To continue your pursuit of employment as a CNA, take advantage of the great resources offered by Gabriel Health Institute.
Contact us today at 407-777-9778 or info@GabrielHealth.org for more information on GHI’s fast track CNA programs.
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