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A certified nursing assistant provides basic health care to people who are unable to manage their needs. Certified nursing assistants perform various duties and are under the supervision of a nurse. These professionals may also be called a nurse’s aid, a nursing assistant and a patient care assistant. They help patients in performing physical as well as complex tasks which include bathing patients, feeding patients, checking their vital signs, answering patient calls, documenting information, etc. Different hospitals may have different requirements or duties for a certified nursing assistant; however, in essence they make sure that the patients are well-cared of. The educational requirements to become a certified nursing assistant varies from state to state; however, a state-approved training program is a part of it. These programs last for 4-6 weeks and are offered at community colleges, vocational schools, high schools, etc

National Estimates for Registered Nurses in Louisiana

Employment 1Hourly mean wageAnnual mean wage 2Employment per 1,000 jobsLocation quotient 9

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a “year-round, full-time” hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.

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