Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Nursing Assistant - Polytrauma
Certified Nurse Assistant - Medical Imaging - Full Time 8hr - Days Variable
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Certified Nurse Assistant - 6 west - Per Diem, 8 hour Variable
Certified Nurse Assistant - 6 West - Per Diem, 8hr - Nights Variable
Most people don't know it, but San Jose, CA, is the 10th largest city in the country. Sometimes called the Capital of Silicon Valley (although Palo Alto and Mountain View would like a word), San Jose is the largest metro area in the Santa Clara Valley, now known more for tech than apricots and almonds. Part of the nine Bay Area counties, San Jose is located in Santa Clara County and boasts the great weather, innovative mindset, food scene, natural beauty, and crazy housing prices that the rest of the Valley does.
If you're thinking of looking for nursing jobs in San Jose, here is more about what this area has to offer nursing professionals both on and off the job.
To find the best jobs in the San Jose area don’t stop at a search for San Jose CNA jobs. Be sure to check out CNA jobs in neighboring cities such as:
Intro to San Jose CNA Jobs
Certified nursing assistants (more commonly known as CNAs and sometimes called LNAs) are crucial members of any healthcare team in both acute and post-acute settings. Under the supervision of an RN or an LPN, CNAs are responsible for hands-on care of patients including helping with daily living activities, checking vital signs, and in some cases, administering the medications that are important to the health and recovery of their patients.
There are more than 1 million people working as CNAs in the United States, and with a job growth outlook of 5% in the next 10 years, still more are needed. This can be a physically as well as an emotionally demanding job, but also incredibly rewarding for those who value direct interaction with patients and want to make an impact on people’s lives. You can find many current CNA jobs in locations across the country, and in all settings, by taking a look at IntelyCare’s job board.
What to Know About Nursing Work in San Jose
As of early 2023, the population of San Jose increased to 1,821,000, making it a major metropolitan force in the area. Since all those residents need healthcare, there are many power-house hospital systems in the area catering to the expanding population. Not only RNs, but CNAs and LVNs/LPNs can look for many types of work and work schedules including full-time, part-time, contract, temporary, and per diem nursing jobs in San Jose.
Also affecting the demand for nurses are the city's demographics. San Jose has a median age of 37.5. Once known as "Man Jose," as men drawn by the tech industry vastly outnumbered women, the city still has a slightly higher male than female population at 50.8% to 49.1%. San Jose is the seventh oldest city in California by median age, so the need for nurses and healthcare professionals of all types will most likely continue to increase.
Part of the most diverse state in the country, San Jose also boasts a varied population with particularly large Asian and Hispanic communities. Your cultural competency skills will be exercised in this city, as will any language skills you bring to the table. Nearly 60% of people in San Jose speak only English at home, which means more than 40% speak other languages as well, including Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Hindi, Korean, and many more.
Get Your CNA Resume and Cover Letter Ready
Even if you are an experienced nursing professional, you’ll want to make sure your CNA resume and cover letter are both up to date and can display your skills and experience to their best advantage. Make sure your resume is properly formatted to include your job experience, degrees, certifications, and special skills.
Already Have an Interview in San Jose? Here’s What You Need to Know
Just like other professions, interviews for CNA jobs can make you a little nervous. But taking some time to learn about the latest tips and tricks for a nursing assistant interview can help you calm yourself and get prepared. Remembering that researching the company, listening carefully to the questions asked, and just being your honest self can help you land that new certified nursing assistant job!
Find Great San Jose CNA Jobs on IntelyCare
Looking for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) jobs near San Jose, California? We can help. Start your IntelyCare application today, and choose from facilities in your area to build a flexible schedule that works for you.