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Nursing Assistants

Provide basic patient care under the direction of a nurse.

Quick Facts


Below the statewide median
$15.61 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  5.8%    Read more about outlook


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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