A Good Time To Become A CNA


A High Demand for Healthcare Workers

Regardless of all the politically biased healthcare buzz there is only good news for upcoming healthcare professionals. An extremely large increase in healthcare jobs is in progress. Several emerging factors are stimulating our healthcare system and it's demand for new recruits. People interested in getting involved in this rewarding sector could not have picked a better time.

U.S. Healthcare Demand

The U.S. has always had a need for healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses, certified nursing assistants (aka: CNA), etc. As we speak, this demand is growing exponentially with two major factors affecting it. The first being our baby boomers reaching old age and the second being the recent unveiling of Obama care.

Baby Boomers Getting Older

According to the 2011 U.S. census, there were over 41 million senior citizens (65+) with this number expected to continue to climb. So what does this mean? Well, as people get older they require much more intensive medical care. Thus, the need for more healthcare professionals all around. Prior to this spike in senior citizens there was a CNA shortage. With this recent influx of new patients CNA positions will be in demand more than ever.

Obama Care

The second major factor opening doors for people interested in medical positions is Obama care. Obama care, also know as the affordable care act, is providing millions of people with health insurance. These 47 million people will now have access to healthcare and the people in charge of it. As previously mentioned, this will tax the current system and generate many more positions and opportunities.

More healthcare jobs, particularly certified nursing assistants, HHA's, etc.

As you can see, there is going to be a giant demand for healthcare professionals, CNA's and HHA's being at the top of the list. The key point being older individuals typically require more CNA assistance than younger folks. Thus, the surge of baby boomers only strengthens job security for nursing assistants. Hiring is taking place now with many positions opening up every minute. Obtaining a job today in this field couldn't be easier!