Have you become frustrated trying to find a career that offers a decent salary and job security even during difficult economic times in Utah? If you have, do not fret, as you can always become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).
Requirements to Become a CNA in Utah
Before you can work as a CNA in Utah, you will need to complete a program that consists of at least 75 hours of instruction and is approved by the Utah Nurse Aide Registry. Your program must include a mixture of both classroom lectures and clinical training.
Successful completion of an approved CNA program will make you eligible for the state's two-part CNA Certification Exam. You will have up to four hours to complete the certification exam, and you must pass both parts of the test for your name to be added to Utah's Nurse Aide Registry.
State-Approved CNA Programs in Utah
Currently, there are many facilities that offer approved programs for people who wish to become CNAs in Utah. Some of the top facilities include:
Utah State University639 W 100 S, Blanding, UT 84511 (435) 678-2201
Southwest Technical College757 W 800 S, Cedar City, UT 84720 (435) 586-2899
Clearfield Job Corps Center20 W 1700 S, Clearfield, UT 84016 (801) 774-4000
Snow College150 College Ave E, Ephraim, UT 84627 (435) 283-7000
Davis Technical College550 E 300 S, Kaysville, UT 84037 (801) 593-2353
Bridgerland Technical College1301 N 600 W, Logan, UT 84321 (435) 753-6780
Danville CNA Course7351 Union Park Ave #100, Midvale, UT 84047 (801) 316-1131
Utah State University125 W 200 S, Moab, UT 84532 (435) 260-2353
Ogden Weber Technical College200 N Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT 84404 (801) 612-4179
Mountainland Technical College1410 W 1250 S, Orem, UT 84058 (801) 753-6282
Utah State University451 N 4th E, Price, UT 84501 (435) 613-5000
Uintah Basin Technical College1100 E Lagoon St, Roosevelt, UT 84066 (435) 722-6900
Salt Lake Community College551 2200 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84116 (801) 957-4448
Dixie State University225 S 700 E, St. George, UT 84770 (435) 652-7500
Dixie Technical College610 S Tech Ridge Dr, St. George, UT 84770 (435) 674-8400
Tooele Technical College88 S Tooele Blvd, Tooele, UT 84074 (435) 248-1800
Salt Lake Community College3491 S Wights Fort Rd, West Jordan, UT 84088 (801) 957-6362
CNA Job Outlook and Salary in Utah
There is a huge demand for CNAs in Utah, and the demand is expected to further increase over the next eight years. Overall employment of CNAs in Utah is projected to grow by 23.8% from 2018 to 2028. Moreover, CNAs in Utah earn a median salary of $30,886 per year.
Take a look at the CNA employment and salary situation in different metro areas in Utah below to get a detailed picture.
|Area||Total Employment||Avg Hourly Wage||Avg Annual Salary|
|Salt Lake City, UT||5,640||$16.6||$34,820|
|St. George, UT||1,140||$15.3||$32,540|
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) May 2022
Utah Nurse Aide Registry
If you have any questions about CNA programs or certification in Utah, you can contact the Utah Department of Human Services at: