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South Metro Certified Nursing Assistants Professional Development Conference. Hosted by Bridgebuilders Saturday, June 18, 2011. Top 50 Fastest Growing Occupations 2008 to 2010. #3 Home Health Aids 921,700 1,382,600 50% #4 Personal Home Care Aids

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South metro certified nursing assistants professional development conference

South Metro Certified Nursing Assistants Professional Development Conference

Hosted by Bridgebuilders

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Top 50 fastest growing occupations 2008 to 2010

Top 50 Fastest Growing Occupations 2008 to 2010

  • #3 Home Health Aids

  • 921,700 1,382,600 50%

  • #4 Personal Home Care Aids

  • 817,210 1,193,000 40%


Of national workforce

% of National Workforce

  • The following industry data is presented at the national level for Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants.

  • 40% nursing home

  • 29.4% hospitals

  • 9.7% community care facilities

  • 2.8% employment services

  • 2.7% home health care services


Career outlook

Career Outlook

  • Population is Living Longer

  • Growing Larger

  • Technology is increasing therapy options

  • Biomedical advancements are increasing medication options

  • Advances are requiring higher level skills of medical practitioners

  • Computer literacy and lifelong learning are requirements – not just friendly suggestions


Home health aides projected growth in georgia 2008 to 2018 bureau of labor statistics

Home Health AidesProjected Growth in Georgia2008 to 2018Bureau of Labor Statistics


Nursing assistant projected growth in georgia 2008 to 2018 bureau of labor statistics

Nursing AssistantProjected Growth in Georgia2008 to 2018Bureau of Labor Statistics


Lifelong learning

Lifelong Learning

  • Explosion of knowledge and information makes us all candidates for formal and informal lifelong learning opportunities

  • The Technical College System of Georgia and Proprietary Schools accredited by the Georgia Non Postsecondary Education Commission provide career advancement opportunities

  • While it may be comfortable to be part of a group training project, it is not necessary for an individual to enroll in postsecondary training for advanced career skills


South metro certified nursing assistants professional development conference

CNA Students Celebrating Their First Step on the Career Ladder to Bridge to Licensed Practical Nurses


Education and training

Education and Training

  • Atlanta Regional Workforce Board Provides Scholarships called Individual Training Accounts to Train Certified Nursing Assistants

  • Training Providers are Listed on the Georgia Eligible Provider List

  • www.gcic.edu/gawia

  • Training opportunities for upward mobility are also on the Georgia Eligible Provider List


Career pathways and ladders

Career Pathways and Ladders

  • CNA specialists – wound care, restorative, hydration and nutrition, and dementia - Curricula already developed

  • Licensed Practical Nurse – Attend State of Georgia Technical College

  • Pharmacy Assistant

  • Respiratory Therapist

  • Physical Therapy Assistant

  • Dental Assistant


Apprenticeships provide excellent skills upgrade training opportunities

Apprenticeships Provide Excellent Skills Upgrade Training Opportunities

  • US Department of Labor Oversees the Regulation and Development of Apprenticeable Careers

  • Trainees attend 140 hours of class per year and have 2,000 hours of hands-on work based training


Georgia workready credential

Georgia WorkReady Credential

  • www.gaworkready.org

  • Take Three Tests at Technical College:

    • Reading for Information

    • Locating Information

    • Applied Mathematics

  • Certified Nurse Assistant has a Silver Certificate Rating

  • Look Great on Your Resume – Some employers only hire applicants with WorkReady Certificates


  • Web site and resources

    Web Site and Resources

    www.atlantaregional.com/wiatraining

    www.careeronestop.org

    www.medicalcareersite.com/cna

    www.gacnas.org/pates/view


    South metro cna professional development conference hosted by bridgebuilders

    South Metro CNA Professional Development ConferenceHosted by Bridgebuilders

    Anna Thompson

    [email protected]

    404-463-3331


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