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When looking to pursue a career as a nursing assistant there are certain qualities you can possess that can help you be successful. Pursuing a career in this field can be done by completing a certificate or associate degree program. These levels of education typically take anywhere from six months to two years, in order for you to obtain the needed training. You can be successful by using your personal traits in addition to your characteristics and personality. Nursing assistant and personal care technician careers can be entered if you have the necessary traits and skills.

Certified nursing assistants or CNA's help care for individuals in hospitals, clinics, assisted living facilities, and other health care environments. You will carry out tasks such as bathing, taking vitals, and helping other medical professionals. Training to become a nursing assistant can be done at the certificate or associate degree level and will provide coursework that is relevant to your desired career. Being able to complete certain job duties requires you to have characteristics like:
  • compassion
  • flexibility
  • trustworthiness
  • emotional stability
  • physical stamina
  • good communication skills
Once training is completed, you can seek employment and utilize your personal qualities and the skills you obtain for success in the field. Pursuing a career in this area of the healthcare field can be done if you possess the needed qualities and knowledge, and have the desire to help others.

Patient care technicians are trained to work with physicians and nurses in order to provide care to individuals. You will carry out a number of tasks including taking vital signs, charting patient histories, changing bandages, setting up procedures and assisting other health care professionals. Possessing certain qualities and characteristics can be beneficial if you are looking to enter the field. If you are caring, easy going, professional, hardworking, empathetic, and respectful can pursue a successful career as a patient care technician.

You will need to have a certain type of personality as well as education in order to seek employment. Training can be completed at several levels and will provide coursework that may include nutrition, decontamination, medical terminology, vital signs, anatomy, and patient safety. Personality types like ESFJ (Extraverted Sensing Feeling Judging) and ISFJ (Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging) can be beneficial to careers in this field. If you have the right personality and skills you can succeed in your desired career.

Enrollment in an accredited school or college that provides nursing assistant degree programs can help you pursue a career in the field. Completing the needed training can help you pursue a career by allowing you to obtain certain knowledge and skills that are beneficial when combined with your personal characteristics. Your personality and characteristics are beneficial to the healthcare field because you can provide certain skills that are necessary when helping others in a medical setting. More information regarding training and careers can be obtained through higher education programs.

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