State Tested Nursing Assistant
State Tested Nursing Assistants play a critical role within the health care industry. As a member of the health care team, STNA’s are the frontline staff because they have the most direct contact with patients. STNA’s work in a variety of settings like in a patient’s home, rehabilitation centers, hospitals, residential care facilities, clinics, day care centers, assisted living facilities and etc. State Tested Nursing Assistants improve their patients’ well-being by assisting them with personal care and monitoring progress with their recovery goals. They work as Care Partners, Patient Care Assistants, Caregivers, Clinical Assistants, Home Health Aides, Resident Assistants and more.
As a STNA, your career outlook is excellent. As the health care industry continues to expand, employment is projected to grow much faster than average for all occupations. According to PayScale, the total pay for STNA’s is between $20,064 - $30,046 (Payscale.com, updated July 30 2018). STNA’s may advance to other occupations through experience or additional training. STNA’s can continue their education to become Medical Assistants, Nurses or other health care workers.
If you are a caring individual who enjoy helping people, the STNA position is for you. Working with patients who need your assistance and care will provide a sense of purpose at work. Are you looking for a rewarding career where you are able to help others live a more fulfilling life? If so, train for this in-demand health career through our Ohio Department of Health approved training program.