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Nursing Assistants

Provide basic patient care under the direction of a nurse.

Quick Facts

Wages:

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Outlook:

Average
Growth rate:  8.9%    Read more about outlook

Education:

Vocational training is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Adjust positions of patients on beds or tables.
  • Administer basic health care or medical treatments.
  • Administer therapy treatments to patients using hands or physical treatment aids.
  • Apply bandages, dressings, or splints.
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Job Title Examples:

Hospital Assistant
Patient Care Assistant (PCA)
Certified Nurses Aide (CNA)

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