Nurses Aides and Orderlies

(NOC 3413)
+19.13%
 

What do Nurses Aides and Orderlies do?

Nurse aides and orderlies assist nurses, physicians and other health care workers in the basic care of patients, and transport patients in wheelchairs and on stretchers for treatment or surgery.

How to become: Nurses Aides and Orderlies

In general, you usually need some high school education and on-the-job training.

You may also need a college or private institutional program, such as nursing aide, which includes supervised practical training.

Some health care facilities may also require you to complete specialized courses such as cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, and food handling/sterile processing.

Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate or community college diploma, and almost 1 in 10 has an undergraduate university degree.

Where to study for a career as: Nurses Aides and Orderlies

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Practical Nursing Diploma
Practical Nursing for Internationally Educated Nurses Diploma
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Practical Nursing (Flexible) Diploma
Practical Nursing for Internationally Educated Nurses Diploma
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Bow Valley College
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Practical Nurse Diploma - 5 Term Program Diploma; University Transfer
Practical Nurse Diploma for Internationally Educated Nurses Diploma; University Transfer
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Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Practical Nursing Diploma
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University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, CA

Related Program(s):
Certificate in Indigenous Health Studies Certificate
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Modified on April 07, 2022

How much do Nurses Aides and Orderlies make?

Low:
$31,990
Average:
$43,430
High:
$52,000

Job openings for Nurses Aides and Orderlies

Job Seekers:
182,700
Job Openings:
178,500