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Certified Nursing Assistants

A certified nursing assistant (CNA) plays an important role in the delivery of basic care at a variety of health care settings. Working on the frontlines of patient care,nursing assistants provide crucial support to nurses and other caregivers.

Nursing Assistant Education Requirements

Prerequisites for a nursing assistant program include a high school diploma or GED. You can fulfill nursing assistant education requirements at vocational schools, technical schools, nursing care facilities, and community colleges. Programs generally lead to a certificate or diploma as a certified nursing assistant.

Certified nursing assistant program requirements include:

  • Classroom Instruction: Formal education for nursing aides and assistants offers a broad foundation of knowledge to help you function effectively as a caregiver. Courses include anatomy, nutrition, body mechanics, physiology, and infection control.
  • Applied CNA Program Training: Formal training may include personal care skills; clinical procedures such as checking vital signs and updating patient records; and facility procedures such as maintaining proper medical hygiene.
  • On-the-Job Training: Most CNAs transition from formal education to clinical practice by training on the job with a licensed nurse or experienced aide.

The final step to becoming a certified nursing assistant is state certification. To become certified as a nursing assistant, you must complete a minimum of 75 hours of state-approved training and pass a test. Each state mandates its own certification requirements, so check with your state board for exact training and testing standards.

Nursing Assistant Training

The exact nature of your nursing assistant training depends on your career goals. For example, nursing aides at a long-term care facility develop skills in assisting patients with the activities of daily living, such as bathing, eating, and grooming. Psychiatric nursing aides learn specific procedures for dealing with mentally ill patients, such as monitoring patients for behavioral changes, organizing activities, and handling emergencies.

Most nursing assistants undergo training at a vocational school or community college that provides them with the general skills necessary to assist in a variety of health care settings. Then, during an informal apprenticeship, new nursing assistants are given the opportunity to learn the ropes of a particular facility or care specialty. These programs may last a few days or a few months, depending on the institution.

Though certification requirements vary by state, all nursing assistants must pass state certification. This usually includes a combination of formal training and the successful completion of a certification exam.

Nursing Assistant Programs

Certified nursing assistant schools provide students with basic clinical care skills that qualify them to serve the needs of elderly, ill, and disabled patients struggling to overcome life challenges. The following schools and organizations offer formal certificate or diploma training programs for nursing assistants:

  • The American Red Cross: This humanitarian organization offers classes that teach the skills necessary for passing most certification exams. Classes are taught by nursing professionals and use hands-on techniques.
  • Pensacola State College: This state college in Florida offers a vocational certificate for nursing assistants that prepares students for the technical and interpersonal aspects of the job.
  • City College of San Francisco: This community college offers an 18-week full-time program that qualifies students to sit for the Nurse Assistant Competency Examination to obtain state certification in California.
  • Midwestern Career College: This allied health college in Illinois offers a state-approved CNA program that prepares students for the basic skills necessary to be effective members of a health care team.
  • Madison Area Technical College: This Wisconsin-based technical college offers nursing assistant training programs at several of its campuses across the state, and portions of the program can also be completed online. It prepares students to to pass certification testing for nursing assistants.

Nursing Assistant Resources

Sources:

  1. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Certified Nursing Assistants, http://www.bls.gov/OOH/healthcare/nursing-assistants.htm
  2. The American Red Cross, http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/cna-training
  3. City College of San Francisco, https://www.ccsf.edu/en/educational-programs/career-and-technical-education/student-resources/ProgramFAQs/home_health_aide-nurse_assistant_cna.html
  4. Madison Area Technical College, http://madisoncollege.edu/program-info/nursing-assistant
  5. Midwestern Career College, http://mccollege.edu/healthcare-certificate-programs/basic-nursing-assistant-program-cna/
  6. Pensacola State College, http://www.pensacolastate.edu/program_page.asp?DeptID=6745&ProgID=804

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Certified Nursing Assistants

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Certified Nursing Assistants relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Metro Area Jobs Salary
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Relative
Popularity

Alabama

     
Anniston 580 $22640 1.32
Oxford 580 $22640 1.32
Jacksonville 580 $22640 1.32
Auburn 590 $19670 1.08
Opelika 590 $19670 1.08
Florence 0 $26610 0
Muscle Shoals 0 $26610 0
Gadsden 630 $21330 1.71
Huntsville 1900 $22950 0.86
Daphne 730 $22040 1.07
Fairhope 730 $22040 1.07
Foley 730 $22040 1.07
Decatur 420 $21220 0.79
Dothan 950 $19410 1.66
Birmingham 5750 $21850 1.12
Hoover 5750 $21850 1.12
Mobile 1590 $21120 0.91
Montgomery 1580 $21670 0.95
Tuscaloosa 1320 $22190 1.28

Alaska

     
Anchorage 860 $36570 0.47
Fairbanks 190 $36310 0.49

Arizona

     
Flagstaff 260 $29310 0.44
Phoenix 8730 $28940 0.45
Mesa 8730 $28940 0.45
Scottsdale 8730 $28940 0.45
Prescott 470 $28180 0.79
Lake Havasu City 270 $25800 0.59
Kingman 270 $25800 0.59
Sierra Vista 100 $23970 0.28
Douglas 100 $23970 0.28
Tucson 2370 $27350 0.65
Yuma 510 $25140 0.81

Arkansas

     
Hot Springs 660 $22180 1.79
Jonesboro 840 $21880 1.58
Pine Bluff 710 $20100 2.17
Little Rock 4410 $23240 1.27
North Little Rock 4410 $23240 1.27
Conway 4410 $23240 1.27

California

     
Bakersfield 1510 $24830 0.5
Fresno 2900 $26020 0.83
Hanford 240 $23330 0.58
Corcoran 240 $23330 0.58
Chico 920 $26890 1.23
El Centro 140 $27650 0.24
Oxnard 1590 $27240 0.52
Thousand Oaks 1590 $27240 0.52
Ventura 1590 $27240 0.52
Redding 550 $27040 0.9
Riverside 8750 $27750 0.65
San Bernardino 8750 $27750 0.65
Ontario 8750 $27750 0.65
Sacramento 4110 $37720 0.46
Roseville 4110 $37720 0.46
Arden 4110 $37720 0.46
Arcade 4110 $37720 0.46
Salinas 750 $31280 0.45
San Diego 8640 $28980 0.62
Carlsbad 8640 $28980 0.62
Los Angeles 37120 $28620 0.64
Long Beach 37120 $28620 0.64
Anaheim 37120 $28620 0.64
Madera 320 $25710 0.8
Merced 480 $24810 0.72
Modesto 1860 $27580 1.08
Napa 370 $35300 0.52
Santa Cruz 0 $27670 0
Watsonville 0 $27670 0
Santa Maria 1040 $33810 0.55
Santa Barbara 1040 $33810 0.55
Santa Rosa 1020 $28700 0.53
San Francisco 12880 $34560 0.57
Oakland 12880 $34560 0.57
Hayward 12880 $34560 0.57
Stockton 1970 $30120 0.87
Lodi 1970 $30120 0.87
San Jose 4260 $30240 0.41
Sunnyvale 4260 $30240 0.41
Santa Clara 4260 $30240 0.41
Vallejo 740 $30420 0.57
Fairfield 740 $30420 0.57
Visalia 1380 $24120 0.95
Porterville 1380 $24120 0.95
Yuba City 500 $24350 1.26
San Luis Obispo 1110 $26730 0.97
Paso Robles 1110 $26730 0.97
Arroyo Grande 1110 $26730 0.97

Colorado

     
Fort Collins 1300 $29000 0.87
Grand Junction 750 $25680 1.23
Greeley 700 $25940 0.68
Boulder 710 $27820 0.4
Colorado Springs 2350 $25570 0.87
Denver 9610 $30480 0.68
Aurora 9610 $30480 0.68
Lakewood 9610 $30480 0.68
Pueblo 980 $32170 1.65

Connecticut

     
Hartford 7530 $29680 1.27
West Hartford 7530 $29680 1.27
East Hartford 7530 $29680 1.27
New Haven 4050 $32930 1.4
Waterbury 1260 $30260 1.81
Bridgeport 5060 $32710 1.18
Stamford 5060 $32710 1.18
Norwalk 5060 $32710 1.18
Danbury 950 $30510 1.16

Delaware

     
Dover 910 $27960 1.42

Florida

     
Gainesville 1950 $22410 1.51
Homosassa Springs 760 $25470 2.37
Jacksonville 6860 $23450 1.07
Cape Coral 3030 $26610 1.24
Fort Myers 3030 $26610 1.24
Crestview 570 $22890 0.55
Fort Walton Beach 570 $22890 0.55
Destin 570 $22890 0.55
Deltona 2660 $23890 1.41
Daytona Beach 2660 $23890 1.41
Ormond Beach 2660 $23890 1.41
Orlando 7520 $24010 0.65
Kissimmee 7520 $24010 0.65
Sanford 7520 $24010 0.65
Palm Bay 2300 $23880 1.14
Melbourne 2300 $23880 1.14
Titusville 2300 $23880 1.14
Panama City 1110 $23570 1.36
Pensacola 2200 $23220 1.32
Ferry Pass 2200 $23220 1.32
Brent 2200 $23220 1.32
Port St. Lucie 1800 $23910 1.33
Punta Gorda 1030 $22450 2.31
Lakeland 2780 $23060 1.31
Winter Haven 2780 $23060 1.31
Miami 23490 $23230 0.94
Fort Lauderdale 23490 $23230 0.94
West Palm Beach 23490 $23230 0.94
Naples 1460 $25610 1.08
Immokalee 1460 $25610 1.08
Marco Island 1460 $25610 1.08
North Port 5290 $26630 1.88
Sarasota 5290 $26630 1.88
Bradenton 5290 $26630 1.88
Ocala 1430 $23270 1.45
Sebastian 810 $23220 1.68
Vero Beach 810 $23220 1.68
Sebring 520 $21990 2.01
Tallahassee 1220 $22710 0.74
Tampa 15410 $24070 1.23
St. Petersburg 15410 $24070 1.23
Clearwater 15410 $24070 1.23
The Villages 330 $22440 1.35

Georgia

     
Albany 530 $19420 0.89
Athens 430 $21880 0.53
Clarke County 430 $21880 0.53
Atlanta 16570 $22980 0.65
Sandy Springs 16570 $22980 0.65
Roswell 16570 $22980 0.65
Gainesville 690 $23110 0.85
Hinesville 130 $21890 0.79
Brunswick 390 $21620 0.98
Dalton 370 $20430 0.55
Rome 600 $21100 1.63
Macon 1490 $20180 1.49
Savannah 1850 $22130 1.12
Valdosta 330 $0 0.62
Warner Robins 770 $21060 1.11

Hawaii

     
Kahului 520 $32310 0.71
Wailuku 520 $32310 0.71
Lahaina 520 $32310 0.71
Urban Honolulu 3730 $29870 0.8

Idaho

     
Boise City 3140 $23870 1.07
Idaho Falls 450 $23020 0.73
Coeur d'Alene 820 $25810 1.41
Pocatello 240 $22460 0.72

Illinois

     
Bloomington 730 $23570 0.74
Carbondale 870 $27340 1.61
Marion 870 $27340 1.61
Champaign 1060 $23940 1.05
Urbana 1060 $23940 1.05
Danville 340 $31940 1.18
Decatur 690 $22870 1.39
Peoria 2480 $23210 1.36
Rockford 1920 $26990 1.27
Kankakee 1010 $24860 2.31
Springfield 1530 $23770 1.39

Indiana

     
Fort Wayne 2730 $22970 1.27
Bloomington 590 $23120 0.86
Indianapolis 7660 $24600 0.75
Carmel 7660 $24600 0.75
Anderson 7660 $24600 0.75
Columbus 0 $22580 0
Elkhart 760 $23080 0.6
Goshen 760 $23080 0.6
Kokomo 370 $23200 0.92
Lafayette 760 $23850 0.82
West Lafayette 760 $23850 0.82
Michigan City 430 $25170 1.05
La Porte 430 $25170 1.05
Muncie 640 $22210 1.44
Terre Haute 830 $23040 1.22

Iowa

     
Ames 470 $28370 1.06
Iowa City 1160 $27560 1.26
Cedar Rapids 1600 $24420 1.1
Des Moines 3360 $27550 0.95
West Des Moines 3360 $27550 0.95
Dubuque 910 $23880 1.53
Waterloo 1190 $26100 1.3
Cedar Falls 1190 $26100 1.3

Kansas

     
Lawrence 620 $23930 1.23
Manhattan 430 $23450 1.12
Topeka 2250 $23900 2
Wichita 4050 $23310 1.34

Kentucky

     
Bowling Green 870 $22270 1.21
Elizabethtown 680 $26130 1.28
Fort Knox 680 $26130 1.28
Owensboro 570 $22220 1.14
Lexington 2900 $26490 1.07
Fayette 2900 $26490 1.07

Louisiana

     
Alexandria 1150 $19550 1.82
Baton Rouge 4670 $21080 1.16
Hammond 440 $23110 1.05
Houma 670 $19330 0.67
Thibodaux 670 $19330 0.67
Lafayette 2590 $18760 1.16
Lake Charles 1220 $19480 1.22
Monroe 990 $19780 1.26
New Orleans 5090 $22270 0.89
Metairie 5090 $22270 0.89
Shreveport 2510 $20640 1.34
Bossier City 2510 $20640 1.34

Maine

     
Lewiston 800 $24770 1.57
Auburn 800 $24770 1.57
Portland 2140 $27480 1.05
South Portland 2140 $27480 1.05
Bangor 970 $24280 1.48

Maryland

     
Baltimore 14930 $28200 1.1
Columbia 14930 $28200 1.1
Towson 14930 $28200 1.1
California 440 $26570 0.97
Lexington Park 440 $26570 0.97

Massachusetts

     
Leominster 590 $27190 1.16
Gardner 590 $27190 1.16
New Bedford 1370 $27920 2.1
Pittsfield 560 $28780 1.34
Barnstable Town 1680 $27660 1.62

Michigan

     
Ann Arbor 3200 $29700 1.48
Battle Creek 1450 $28470 2.56
Bay City 840 $25840 2.32
Flint 1600 $25370 1.16
Grand Rapids 6700 $27630 1.24
Wyoming 6700 $27630 1.24
Jackson 740 $27630 1.2
Detroit 20370 $28170 1.04
Warren 20370 $28170 1.04
Dearborn 20370 $28170 1.04
Saginaw 1280 $27080 1.49
Lansing 1790 $29000 0.84
East Lansing 1790 $29000 0.84
Kalamazoo 1270 $27360 0.91
Portage 1270 $27360 0.91
Midland 140 $27610 0.4
Monroe 580 $23760 1.46
Muskegon 840 $27330 1.31
Niles 630 $27930 1.02
Benton Harbor 630 $27930 1.02

Minnesota

     
Rochester 1590 $29210 1.38
St. Cloud 1320 $28270 1.27
Mankato 650 $27340 1.25
North Mankato 650 $27340 1.25

Mississippi

     
Gulfport 1270 $0 0.84
Biloxi 1270 $0 0.84
Pascagoula 1270 $0 0.84
Hattiesburg 810 $19570 1.35
Jackson 2700 $21130 1

Missouri

     
Jefferson City 1330 $25620 1.82
Columbia 1030 $24070 1.11
Joplin 820 $22090 1.03
Springfield 3520 $22430 1.73

Montana

     
Great Falls 560 $24760 1.54
Billings 1050 $24490 1.2
Missoula 720 $22860 1.22

Nebraska

     
Grand Island 740 $23600 1.72
Lincoln 1540 $24650 0.87

Nevada

     
Carson City 290 $30510 1.05
Reno 1070 $29210 0.51
Las Vegas 3760 $32430 0.4
Henderson 3760 $32430 0.4
Paradise 3760 $32430 0.4

New Hampshire

     
Manchester 1800 $30850 1.62

New Jersey

     
Atlantic City 2130 $27810 1.63
Hammonton 2130 $27810 1.63
Ocean City 810 $27580 2.01
Trenton 2360 $27270 1.03
Vineland 860 $24370 1.41
Bridgeton 860 $24370 1.41

New Mexico

     
Albuquerque 3320 $27850 0.86
Farmington 450 $24930 0.85
Las Cruces 460 $23700 0.64
Santa Fe 500 $25000 0.82

New York

     
Albany 5530 $26950 1.23
Schenectady 5530 $26950 1.23
Troy 5530 $26950 1.23
Glens Falls 730 $28400 1.36
Ithaca 360 $25630 0.71
Buffalo 5380 $29160 0.96
Cheektowaga 5380 $29160 0.96
Niagara Falls 5380 $29160 0.96
Binghamton 1220 $27250 1.16
Elmira 590 $30460 1.57
Kingston 760 $27990 1.26
Rochester 5720 $27110 1.09
Syracuse 3060 $26410 0.99
Utica 2330 $25830 1.91
Rome 2330 $25830 1.91
Watertown 740 $25050 1.72
Fort Drum 740 $25050 1.72

North Carolina

     
Asheville 3460 $23570 1.87
Fayetteville 2170 $21990 1.69
Goldsboro 390 $22200 0.93
Greensboro 4260 $22610 1.17
High Point 4260 $22610 1.17
Greenville 1710 $24400 2.23
Hickory 3070 $24860 2.04
Lenoir 3070 $24860 2.04
Morganton 3070 $24860 2.04
Jacksonville 190 $0 0.41
Burlington 930 $22350 1.58
Durham 4650 $25030 1.57
Chapel Hill 4650 $25030 1.57
Raleigh 4080 $23340 0.7
Rocky Mount 1120 $21320 1.98
New Bern 520 $22330 1.18
Wilmington 1630 $21850 1.3
Winston 4510 $23020 1.7
Salem 4510 $23020 1.7

North Dakota

     
Bismarck 1720 $29140 2.25

Ohio

     
Akron 3780 $24090 1.13
Canton 2740 $23520 1.6
Massillon 2740 $23520 1.6
Cleveland 12550 $25100 1.19
Elyria 12550 $25100 1.19
Columbus 9550 $24230 0.92
Dayton 5550 $25930 1.47
Lima 710 $24940 1.42
Mansfield 500 $22200 0.97
Springfield 900 $23320 1.82
Toledo 3470 $23720 1.14

Oklahoma

     
Lawton 400 $20830 0.88
Oklahoma City 6100 $23340 0.97
Tulsa 3790 $22720 0.85

Oregon

     
Albany 430 $28180 1.01
Grants Pass 270 $30040 1.13
Bend 440 $27490 0.61
Redmond 440 $27490 0.61
Corvallis 270 $28460 0.76
Eugene 1460 $28650 0.97
Salem 1370 $28870 0.85
Medford 560 $29500 0.68

Pennsylvania

     
Altoona 970 $29740 1.6
Gettysburg 490 $28890 1.48
Harrisburg 2540 $28570 0.78
Carlisle 2540 $28570 0.78
Bloomsburg 1290 $27400 2.95
Berwick 1290 $27400 2.95
Johnstown 730 $26090 1.31
Chambersburg 520 $31660 0.89
Waynesboro 520 $31660 0.89
East Stroudsburg 480 $26950 0.85
Erie 1400 $26030 1.07
Pittsburgh 13630 $28260 1.17
Reading 1790 $26860 1.02
Lancaster 3030 $27420 1.27
Lebanon 840 $28580 1.7
Scranton 3870 $26850 1.47
Wilkes 3870 $26850 1.47
Barre 3870 $26850 1.47
Hazleton 3870 $26850 1.47
State College 460 $27240 0.66
Williamsport 800 $26980 1.47
York 1790 $27670 0.98
Hanover 1790 $27670 0.98

Puerto Rico

     
Arecibo 0 $17640 0
Ponce 40 $18130 0.06
San Juan 360 $19090 0.05
Carolina 360 $19090 0.05
Caguas 360 $19090 0.05

South Carolina

     
Florence 1570 $20980 1.85
Greenville 3450 $23050 0.87
Anderson 3450 $23050 0.87
Mauldin 3450 $23050 0.87
Hilton Head Island 530 $24210 0.74
Bluffton 530 $24210 0.74
Beaufort 530 $24210 0.74
Charleston 2830 $26010 0.86
North Charleston 2830 $26010 0.86
Columbia 3130 $23120 0.84
Spartanburg 1340 $22110 0.94
Sumter 210 $19160 0.57

South Dakota

     
Rapid City 840 $24700 1.26
Sioux Falls 2070 $23930 1.37

Tennessee

     
Jackson 760 $21270 1.19
Johnson City 1560 $22430 1.99
Cleveland 480 $23230 1.03
Knoxville 3630 $23270 0.95
Morristown 620 $20960 1.43
Nashville 8340 $22050 0.92
Davidson 8340 $22050 0.92
Murfreesboro 8340 $22050 0.92
Franklin 8340 $22050 0.92

Texas

     
Abilene 870 $21990 1.29
Amarillo 1040 $26360 0.88
Austin 5000 $25730 0.52
Round Rock 5000 $25730 0.52
Houston 18150 $24520 0.6
The Woodlands 18150 $24520 0.6
Sugar Land 18150 $24520 0.6
Beaumont 1320 $22260 0.78
Port Arthur 1320 $22260 0.78
Brownsville 1830 $21000 1.31
Harlingen 1830 $21000 1.31
College Station 570 $21700 0.54
Bryan 570 $21700 0.54
Corpus Christi 1460 $23190 0.75
Dallas 19060 $24020 0.56
Fort Worth 19060 $24020 0.56
Arlington 19060 $24020 0.56
El Paso 2170 $19550 0.72
San Angelo 560 $21990 1.16
San Antonio 6740 $23850 0.69
New Braunfels 6740 $23850 0.69
Laredo 0 $22720 0
Longview 1060 $22520 1.04
Lubbock 1260 $23370 0.89
McAllen 2590 $19400 1.03
Edinburg 2590 $19400 1.03
Mission 2590 $19400 1.03
Midland 350 $25990 0.37
Killeen 1770 $23070 1.3
Temple 1770 $23070 1.3
Odessa 470 $28610 0.61
Sherman 560 $22500 1.26
Denison 560 $22500 1.26
Tyler 1230 $20280 1.21
Victoria 540 $20640 1.24
Waco 1040 $25020 0.92
Wichita Falls 940 $23130 1.62

Utah

     
Provo 1730 $22740 0.82
Orem 1730 $22740 0.82
St. George 810 $22470 1.38
Salt Lake City 4500 $24970 0.67
Ogden 2330 $22530 0.97
Clearfield 2330 $22530 0.97

Vermont

     
Burlington 1240 $28350 0.99
South Burlington 1240 $28350 0.99

Virginia

     
Blacksburg 610 $23210 0.87
Christiansburg 610 $23210 0.87
Radford 610 $23210 0.87
Harrisonburg 740 $25850 1.21
Charlottesville 1320 $25690 1.22
Richmond 6100 $24860 0.96
Roanoke 2410 $23020 1.54
Lynchburg 1670 $21760 1.64
Staunton 560 $25140 1.14
Waynesboro 560 $25140 1.14

Washington

     
Bremerton 1210 $28020 1.43
Silverdale 1210 $28020 1.43
Bellingham 780 $28460 0.93
Longview 390 $24110 1.07
Mount Vernon 450 $27760 0.95
Anacortes 450 $27760 0.95
Kennewick 620 $27100 0.58
Richland 620 $27100 0.58
Olympia 1030 $25200 0.99
Tumwater 1030 $25200 0.99
Seattle 12260 $30400 0.66
Tacoma 12260 $30400 0.66
Bellevue 12260 $30400 0.66
Spokane 2580 $26250 1.14
Spokane Valley 2580 $26250 1.14
Walla Walla 510 $23190 2.02
Wenatchee 450 $28440 1.05
Yakima 960 $24550 1.1

West Virginia

     
Beckley 500 $22860 1.1
Charleston 860 $23340 0.72
Parkersburg 350 $20990 0.85
Vienna 350 $20990 0.85
Morgantown 110 $24300 0.17

Wisconsin

     
Appleton 1170 $26920 0.95
Fond du Lac 590 $27210 1.25
Green Bay 1880 $25810 1.09
Janesville 770 $23660 1.19
Beloit 770 $23660 1.19
Eau Claire 1140 $28330 1.37
Oshkosh 1110 $25940 1.2
Neenah 1110 $25940 1.2
Racine 1010 $26210 1.3
Madison 3050 $28920 0.79
Milwaukee 9190 $26530 1.07
Waukesha 9190 $26530 1.07
West Allis 9190 $26530 1.07
Sheboygan 600 $27510 1
Wausau 1000 $26430 1.42

Wyoming

     
Casper 560 $27600 1.26
Cheyenne 560 $26600 1.18
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  • Programs: Certified Nurse Assistant, Medical Assisting, Respiratory Therapy
  • Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor
UEI College
Bakersfield, Chula Vista, Encino, Fresno, Gardena, Riverside, San Marcos, Stockton

At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it.

  • Programs: Medical Assistant (8-Month Diploma Program), Vocational Nursing, Dental Assistant (8-Month Diploma Program), more...
  • Degrees: Diploma
Brightwood College
Bakersfield, Sacramento, Vista

About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

  • Programs: Healthcare Assistant, Medical Assistant , Vocational Nursing, more...
  • Degrees: Diploma, Associate
Unitek College
Concord

Unitek College™ is a privately held vocational school dedicated to helping you gain the skills needed to advance your career or begin a brand new career. 

  • Programs: Medical Assisting , Vocational Nursing
  • Degrees: Certificate
Intercoast Colleges
Elk Grove, Fairfield, Riverside

Get your career started with Intercoast Colleges.

  • Programs: Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant
  • Degrees: Certificate
California College San Diego
National City, San Diego

The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started

  • Programs: Medical Specialties (AOS)
  • Degrees: Associate
Institute of Technology
Clovis, Modesto

You can get started on a new career with Institute of Technology.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.iot.edu/disclosure

  • Programs: Professional Medical Assistant, Medical Billing and Office Administration
  • Degrees: Certificate
National Career College
Panorama City

Choosing a school and a new career path can be a very overwhelming process.

  • Programs: Medical Assistant, Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Degrees: Certificate
Milan Institute
Bakersfield

Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.

  • Programs: Medical Assisting
  • Degrees: Diploma

Get the hands-on training you need to succeed at Blake Austin College.

  • Programs: Vocational Nursing, Dental Assisting, Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Degrees: Certificate
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