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If you're searching for an in-demand medical career that you can start in a matter of months, consider becoming a nursing assistant. There are 37,240 nursing assistants across the state of Wisconsin. Not only do nursing assistants earn comfortable salaries, but there is growing demand for them across the state.

Common nursing assistant tasks
Nursing assistants are employed in most long-term healthcare facilities. They work under the supervision of nurses and doctors by providing essential care to patients. Common tasks of nursing assistants include feeding patients, helping them bathe and dress, transporting them around the facility, and making beds.

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Nursing assistant requirements
To gain eligibility as a nursing assistant in Wisconsin, you must complete an approved training program. These programs typically take only six to eight weeks; however, some may last a bit longer. Once you complete the program, you can take your certification exam and begin searching for employment.

Average salary and demand in Wisconsin
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for nursing assistants in Wisconsin is about $26,230 per year. This is quite comparable to the average salary for all nursing assistants in the U.S., which is $26,020 per year. Furthermore, the Bureau expects this field to grow by about 20 percent until 2020.

To help aspiring nurses jumpstart their careers, we've listed below the Wisconsin schools that offer accredited nursing assistant programs.

Featured Schools

Green Bay

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
2740 West Mason Street | Green Bay, Wisconsin 54307
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School Address Programs offered
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College 2740 West Mason Street
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54307
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Madison

Madison Area Technical College
1701 Wright Street | Madison, Wisconsin 53704
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School Address Programs offered
Madison Area Technical College 1701 Wright Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Milwaukee

Milwaukee Area Technical College
700 West State Street | Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Moraine Park Technical College
2151 North Main Street | West Bend, Wisconsin 53095
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Waukesha County Technical College
800 Main Street | Pewaukee, Wisconsin 53072
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School Address Programs offered
Milwaukee Area Technical College 700 West State Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Moraine Park Technical College 2151 North Main Street
West Bend, Wisconsin 53095
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Waukesha County Technical College 800 Main Street
Pewaukee, Wisconsin 53072
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Other Wisconsin cities

Blackhawk Technical College
6004 County Road G | Janesville, Wisconsin 53547
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Chippewa Valley Technical College
620 West Clairemont Avenue | Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Fox Valley Technical College
1825 North Bluemound Drive | Appleton, Wisconsin 54912
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Gateway Technical College
3520 30th Avenue | Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Lakeshore Technical College
1290 North Avenue | Cleveland, Wisconsin 53015
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Mid-State Technical College
500 32nd Street North | Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 54494
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Nicolet College
5364 College Drive | Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Northcentral Technical College
1000 Campus Drive | Wausau, Wisconsin 54401
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
1800 Bronson Boulevard | Fennimore, Wisconsin 53809
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Western Technical College
400 Seventh Street North | La Crosse, Wisconsin 54602
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
505 Pine Ridge Drive | Shell Lake, Wisconsin 54871
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School Address Programs offered
Blackhawk Technical College 6004 County Road G
Janesville, Wisconsin 53547
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Chippewa Valley Technical College 620 West Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Fox Valley Technical College 1825 North Bluemound Drive
Appleton, Wisconsin 54912
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Gateway Technical College 3520 30th Avenue
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Lakeshore Technical College 1290 North Avenue
Cleveland, Wisconsin 53015
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Mid-State Technical College 500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 54494
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Nicolet College 5364 College Drive
Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Northcentral Technical College 1000 Campus Drive
Wausau, Wisconsin 54401
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College 1800 Bronson Boulevard
Fennimore, Wisconsin 53809
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Western Technical College 400 Seventh Street North
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54602
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College 505 Pine Ridge Drive
Shell Lake, Wisconsin 54871
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
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