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Nursing Assistant in New Jersey

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Schools Offering Nurse Assisting Programs in New Jersey

Each year, approximately 0.1% of New Jersey graduates receive certificates in nurse assisting. That means an estimated 153 nursing assistants graduate from New Jersey's 7 nursing assistant schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in New Jersey that has a nursing assistant program is Omega Institute. Omega Institute, which was ranked 59th in the country in 2010, is located in Merchantville. 2 students graduated with a certificate in nursing assistant from Omega Institute in 2010.

The second-ranked school in New Jersey that has a nursing assistant program is Healthcare Training Institute. Healthcare Training Institute, which was ranked 60th in the country in 2010, is located in Union. 21 students graduated with certificate in nursing assistant from Healthcare Training Institute in 2010.

Ocean County Vocational-Technical School, which is located in Toms River, is the third-ranked school in New Jersey that has a nursing assistant program. It received a ranking of 64th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Ocean County Vocational-Technical School graduated 1 students from its nursing assistant programs. Tuition at Ocean County Vocational-Technical School was $0 per year.


Nursing assistant schools in New Jersey, charge students an average tuition of $2,595 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $18,165 per year, or as little as $18,165 per year. In 2010, the nursing assistant schools that charged the highest tuition rates in New Jersey were:

  1. Dover Business College - located in Clifton, students are charged $18,165 per year

The nursing assistant schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in New Jersey were:

  1. Dover Business College - located in Clifton, students are charged $18,165 per year

A nursing assistant certificate from a New Jersey school... what next?

Most people who graduate from nursing assistant school in New Jersey go on to work as a nursing assistant. 51,070 nursing assistants were working in New Jersey in 2010. In New Jersey, the largest numbers of nursing assistants work in the following counties:

  1. Middlesex County - 13,780 nursing assistants
  2. Essex County - 11,850 nursing assistants
  3. Burlington County - 7,800 nursing assistants

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 58,500 nursing assistants will be working in New Jersey state. This would require the number of nursing assistants to grow by 14%.


On average, a nursing assistant earns a salary of $26,700 per year in New Jersey state. In 2010, however, some New Jersey nursing assistants earned as little as less than $19,720 per year or as much as more than $41,350 per year. A nursing assistant in the following New Jersey counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Middlesex County - $27,480 per year
  2. Atlantic County - $26,630 per year
  3. Essex County - $26,410 per year

The New Jersey counties with the lowest average salary for nursing assistants are:

  1. Cumberland County - $24,960 per year
  2. Cape May County - $25,790 per year
  3. Burlington County - $26,380 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional New Jersey statistics regarding a career in nurse assisting. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as forensic nursing or LVN.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Certificate in Nurse Assisting in New Jersey

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 51,070 $26,700 22.4%

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