Monday, November 26, 2012
Nursing Assistants: Low Wages for These Angels?
Truly an atrocity, the pay scales for this type of work is very skewed, as many of the service centers hiring these professionals try to cut costs anywhere they can. The main cost incurred by nursing centers, is the wages of nurses and assistants. One justification some nursing centers use to answer for the nursing staff's low pay, is that nursing assistants are not required to have as much medical education as say a medical assistant. While this is true, nursing assistants must have a caring heart and a strong will to be able to do this job.
Just as teachers often say that you have to love the job, because the pay isn't much, nursing assistants do the job because they truly do care about their patients, and the love what they do. We owe all of these angels a debt of gratitude.