It’s tough to be a certified nursing assistant nowadays, and more and more of them are losing confidence in their own profession.
While the amount of people majoring in courses preparing people for a job as a certified nursing assistant isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become certified nursing assistants in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.
With so many certified nursing assistants no longer sticking around, this begs the question:
What are they all doing now?
We were curious, so we looked through the resumes of former certified nursing assistants to see what kind of jobs they were moving into after leaving the field. There were thousands of answers, so we made the cutoff at the top 100 jobs.
The full list of those jobs can be found below.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten most common jobs for former certified nursing assistants:
These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a certified nursing assistant would have or being a stepping stone to a different career.
Here’s the thing about these jobs though — as a list, they’re kind of boring as hell. They’re pretty much exactly what you’d expect a lot of former certified nursing assistants to do.
But given that there are some very surprising and interesting items on this list, we’ve decided to highlight a few of those instead.
Here are some of the most interesting jobs of former certified nursing assistants:
Some of these items are admittedly more attractive than one another as far as actually working the job goes, but one way or another, you’ve got to admit they’re eye-catching.
Using resume information from our database of over 7 million resumes, we looked at all resumes that listed certified nursing assistant under their work history. Then we looked at which jobs showed up on their work histories following their stints as a certified nursing assistant, sorting them by their most frequent.
That’s how we made the initial ranked list.
To make our list of most interesting jobs, we looked through the ranked list to see if any positions:
That’s all for how we did it — below you’ll find the full ranked list of the most common jobs of former certified nursing assistants.
|Licensed Practical Nurse||2||4.98%|
|Customer Service Representative||3||3.02%|
|Home Health Aid||5||2.38%|
|Patient Care Technician||6||1.73%|
|Patient Care Assistant||12||0.72%|
|Direct Support Professional||20||0.53%|
|Customer Service Trainer||29||0.36%|
|Personal Care Assistant||31||0.31%|
|Medical Records Clerk||38||0.28%|
|Mental Health Technician||39||0.27%|
|Senior Technician Specialist||51||0.23%|
|Medical Assistant Externship||55||0.22%|
|Emergency Medical Technician||56||0.22%|
|Customer Service Associate||59||0.21%|
|Certified Nurses’ Aide||60||0.21%|
|Front Desk Receptionist||72||0.18%|
|Patient Service Representative||74||0.18%|
|Patient Access Representative||75||0.17%|
|Certified Pharmacist Technician||76||0.17%|
|Call Center Representative||77||0.17%|
|Direct Care Staffer||85||0.15%|
|Human Resources Coordinator||90||0.14%|
|Front Desk Coordinator||94||0.13%|
|Certified Medical Aide||97||0.13%|
|Technical Support Technician||100||0.13%|