Nursing Assistants and Orderlies

Are you curious about a career as a nursing assistant and orderly in the United States of America? Read the outline below and then watch the videos included here to get better understanding of this career. Finally, don’t forget to use the comments section below to let us know what you learned today and if you would like us to include any other careers you’re interested in.

Now you can learn what Nursing Assistants and Orderlies do, the work environment, how to become one, salary, and job outlook.

While you watch the first video on nursing assistants and orderlies, pay close attention to specialization areas, duties, and important qualities, as many job interview questions are based on this information.

If you’re interested in a career as a nursing assistant and orderly in the USA, pay close attention to the education and training section, as well as licenses, certifications, and registrations, so that you know what to expect in getting prepared.

Finally, you need to review the job outlook section for nursing assistants and orderlies and know what to expect in the following years in terms of how many people are currently working in this field, as well as how many more are expected to be hired. The smaller total number of those employed in the field and the percentage of growth, the greater the job competition and higher difficulty for one to find a career as a nursing assistant and orderly. However, the higher the total number of those employed in the field, and the above average percentage of job growth, the greater the likelihood of entry into this career.

You are strongly encouraged to watch both videos about nursing assistants and orderlies below, take good notes, and then visit the comments section below and share your thoughts and your knowledge on nursing assistants and orderlies in the United States of America.

What Nursing Assistants and Orderlies Do

Nursing assistants provide basic care and help patients with activities of daily living. Orderlies transport patients and clean treatment areas.

Work Environment

Most nursing assistants and orderlies work in nursing and residential care facilities and in hospitals. They are physically active and may need to help lift or move patients.

How to Become a Nursing Assistant or Orderly

Nursing assistants often need to complete a state-approved education program and pass their state’s competency exam to become licensed or certified. Orderlies typically have at least a high school diploma.

Pay

The median annual wage for nursing assistants was $30,850 in May 2020.

The median annual wage for orderlies was $30,030 in May 2020.

Job Outlook

Overall employment of nursing assistants and orderlies is projected to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the baby-boom population ages, nursing assistants and orderlies will be needed to help care for an increasing number of older patients.

2 thoughts on “Nursing Assistants and Orderlies”

  1. Hello , hind from Iraq , nursing assistants and orderlies provide basic care and help patient with activity with daily living .orderlies transport patients and clean treatment area.
    They work in residential care facilities and in hospitals .they need to complete state approved education program and pass their state competency exam to become licensed or certificate .
    Orderlies typically have at least a high school diploma who median annual age was 30,850% in 2020 . The project is grow 8 percentage from 2029 to 2029, much faster than the average of all occupation

  2. Greetings maestro Sersea.
    Nursing assistants often need to complete a state approved education program and pass their State’s competency exam to be licensed or certified. Orderlies typically have at least a high school diploma.
    The median annual wage for nursing assistants was $30,850 in May 2020.

    The median annual wage for orderlies was $30,030 in May 2020.
    What they do
    What nursing assistants and orderlies do.

    Nursing assistant sometimes called Nursing aides provide basic care and help patient with activities of daily living orderlies transport patients and clean treatment areas.

    Nursing assistants and orderlies work as part of a healthcare team under the supervision of licensed practical or licensed vocational nurses and registered nurses. Specific requirement for nursing assistants vary by state. Nursing assistant often need a state-issued concerns.
    After completing an approved educational program nursing assistants often must pass a compency exam which allows them to use estate-specific title.
    In some States a nursing assistant is called a certified nursing assistant (CNA) but title vary by estate. Nursing assistants who have passed the competency exam are placed on a state registry  Nursing assistants who have passed the competency exam are placed on a state registry Some states have all the requirements as well such continuing education and a criminal background check. Check with the State Board of Nursing or health for more information
    In some estate nursing assistant May earn additional credential, such as certified medication assistant CMA as a CMA they may dispense medications.
    Orderlies do not need a licensed however job might require certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR or basic life support BLs.

    Best Regards,

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