Should I try a career in healthcare and where to start?

From the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others to amazing job security, healthcare is a land of opportunity. When weighing the pros and cons of this career path, consider the following: 

  • Positive Impact on Others and Your Community Through Service
  • Flexible Work Hours
  • Career Growth Potential
  • Diverse Work Environment
  • Continued Learning
  • Overall Industry Growth 
  • Job Stability and Security
  • High Demand for Healthcare Professionals
  • Ability to Live Where You Want

If healthcare is where you are wanting to go, one position to consider is a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). This role provides you not only a great platform to launch your healthcare career but is a great way to dip your toe into the industry while receiving a decent hourly wage. As a CNA, you’ll work to provide patients with basic care services while helping each person feel comfortable and secure. CNAs are the foundational healthcare workers that allow doctors and nurses to do what they need to do, and as such, are indispensable. This role works under the direction of a nurse and is responsible for notifying the rest of the patient’s healthcare team with potential changes and information regarding their condition.

As our population gets older and the healthcare industry continues to grow, CNAs continue to be in high demand. As a CNA you’ll also have to opportunity to find employment at a number of facilities including:

  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Community-Based Residential Facilities
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice
  • Hospitals
  • Medical Clinics
  • Nursing Homes 

Bonus: To become certified, a large time or financial commitment isn’t required!

At Neway Directions, we offer CNA certificate programs with both the new and career-transitioning professional in mind. Through our CNA programs, we offer full-time (duration: 3 weeks) and part-time (duration: evenings for 6 weeks) training. 

We cap each session at 14 students in order to allow for individualized attention – ensuring you get the most from this opportunity. Clinicals are held at reputable sites in the Madison area and could potentially be the same sites you apply to for future employment. Our instructors are seasoned and have a combined total of over 100 years of experience. Lastly, we also offer services helping our students secure employment in their field, so when you’re certified and ready to apply, Neway Directions has your back.

Click here to view our upcoming CNA classes.