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$25,000

Salary

Health Industry

18%

Industry Job Growth

What this job is about

If you’re all about health and helping people, McKinsey Generation’s Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) (http://www.generationinitiative.org/usa/) course gets you ready to work in health care. A CNA is in charge of doing the things that a nurse doesn’t have time to, so you might be helping to dress elderly patients, help patients with their daily care, and replacing bed linens. And while it might sound a little different than Grey’s Anatomy, CNAs love the face-to-face time they spend with patients every day. Relying on teamwork, compassion and great people skills, CNAs make a big difference in a person’s health and overall wellness while relieving some of the pressure on nurses.

Work Styles

What it Takes

Active Listening

Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Equipment Maintenance

Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

Critical Thinking

Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Social Perceptiveness

Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Active Learning

Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Need to Have

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