CNA Programs in Massachusetts

A list of CNA programs in Massachusetts, including facts regarding the average CNA salary in MA, career outlook, and more.
CNA Programs in Massachusetts

Are you looking for a job that you look forward to each day and that allows you to help the sick, the elderly, and the injured in Massachusetts? If so, you should consider enrolling in a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program.

Requirements to Become a CNA in Massachusetts

CNA programs in Massachusetts consist of classroom lectures and clinical experience. Common topics of study are nutrition, patient care, medical terminology, and interpersonal skills.

After completing all of the required training, you will need to pass the state's two-part CNA exam to be eligible for certification in the state.

State-Approved CNA Programs in Massachusetts

For you to obtain CNA training in Massachusetts, you will need to locate a school that offers an approved program. Listed below are some of the top CNA schools in the state:

  1. Middlesex Community College

    591 Springs Rd, Bedford, MA 01730 (781) 280-3200
  2. Westover Job Corps Center

    103 Johnson Rd, Chicopee, MA 01022 (800) 733-5627
  3. North Shore Community College

    1 Ferncroft Rd, Danvers, MA 01923 (978) 762-4000
  4. Shriver Job Corps Center

    270 Jackson Rd, Devens, MA 01434 (978) 784-2600
  5. Bristol Community College

    777 Elsbree St, Fall River, MA 02720 (508) 678-2811
  6. Mount Wachusett Community College

    444 Green St, Gardner, MA 01440 (978) 632-6600
  7. Grafton Job Corps Center

    100 Pine St, North Grafton, MA 01536 (508) 887-7300
  8. Springfield Technical Community College

    1 Armory St, Springfield, MA 01105 (413) 781-7822
  9. MassBay Community College

    50 Oakland St, Wellesley, MA 02481 (781) 239-3000
  10. Quinsigamond Community College

    670 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606 (508) 853-2300

CNA Job Outlook and Salary in Massachusetts

Not only is a career as a CNA extremely satisfying, but CNAs are in demand in Massachusetts as well. Overall employment of CNAs in the state is expected to grow by 4.1% from 2018 to 2028. As a CNA in Massachusetts, you can expect a median yearly salary of $41,390.

Take a look at the CNA employment and salary situation in different metro areas in Massachusetts below to get a detailed picture.

AreaTotal EmploymentAvg Hourly WageAvg Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH26,140$20.4$40,060
Barnstable Town, MA1,170$19.3$38,140
New Bedford, MA850$18.3$36,360
Springfield, MA-CT3,900$18.6$37,390
Worcester, MA-CT4,040$18.7$37,440
Leominster-Gardner, MA680$17.9$36,550
Pittsfield, MA510$18.1$36,820

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) May 2022

Massachusetts Nurse Aide Registry

If you have any questions about CNA programs or certification in Massachusetts, you can contact the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Care Safety & Quality at:

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