CNA Employment Potential

Employment Opportunities Stock GraphicEmployment of nursing assistants is projected to grow 21 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.  As the baby-boom population ages, many nursing assistants and orderlies will be needed to care for elderly patients in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. In addition, growing rates of several chronic conditions and of dementia will lead to increased demand for patient care. The most common areas to find CNA Employment are:

  • Skilled nursing facilities.
  • Home health aide agencies.
  • Assisted living.
  • Local hospitals.
  • Hospitals.
  • Hospices.
  • Doctor offices/practice groups.
  • Day care centers and schools.
  • Medical clinics.
  • Urgent care centers.

Wages in the state of Kansas:

Average wage = $23,300.
Entry level = $20,050.
Experienced = $24,930.

For additional information, visit for local wage information or U.S. Department of labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupation Handbook for national wage information.