As a CMA, you will be responsible for administering routine medications to prescribed patients in an assisted living facility. Other tasks you will handle after you become a certified medication aide include monitoring patients’ vital signs and documenting medication administration, which involves noting if patients’ have any adverse reaction to the medication and if there are any changes in their condition. If you are already a certified nursing aide, the CMA certification from our institute is a step up to add to your certification portfolio and a difference maker in your professional knowledge and skills.
Job prospects and salary of a CMA
According to the latest figures from Pascale, a certified registered medication aide (CMA) in NJ earns anywhere between $18,089 and $29, 891 annually. Based on experience, your salary can increase proportionally.
Certified medication assistant’s work primarily in assisted living facilities and nursing homes. They also offer their services in retirement communities and home health settings. Once you become a certified medication aide in NJ, you can expect to work four to twelve hour days, on a mostly flexible schedule.
What is the purpose of our CMA program?
AMG Medical Institute’s CMA program will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and insights required to efficiently handle the tasks performed by a certified medication aide. Our hands-on approach will teach you how to safely administer medication to patients and care for them. The 45-hour program will be conducted in class and Department of Health and Senior Services approved facilities.