Nursing Assistant Career Pathway

Did you know that many senior care employers cover the costs for nursing assistant training and testing? Your journey to becoming a nursing assistant could start by reaching out to your local employer of choice. We also encourage you to contact your local Minnesota CareerForce Center to check out their training and support programs. For valuable resources and guidance on pursuing a career in caregiving, visit Caring Careers Start Here.

Employers may use these titles

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Nurses' Aide

Earning potential 

$15.75 - $20.03 per hour

How do I get started?

  • Complete a nursing assistant training course.
  • Pass a criminal background check.


Some jobs may require the training below.

What do they do?

Where can I find training?

Search and register for courses

Source: Wages - Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) First Quarter 2021.