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Also known as CNA, a certified nursing assistant (CNA) helps patients with their daily routine tasks and other healthcare needs. They work under the direct supervision of a Licensed Practical Nurse or a Registered Nurse. CNA are also referred to as a nurse’s aid, patient care assistant or nursing assistant. Candidates who aspire to become a CNA need to have a high school degree or a GED. They also have to complete a state approved training program. These programs are available at high schools, vocational colleges, local hospitals and technical or vocational schools. These training programs can be completed in 2 semesters, one year and 18 months. They include lectures, testing, demonstrations and practicums. These training programs differ from one another, so it is essential that you choose the one that suits your needs the best. After completing the program, candidates are required to complete an in-person clinical training and pass a state approved competency exam to get listed on the state’s CND registry.

National Estimates for Registered Nurses in Michigan

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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