Bianca Banuelos, who comes from a family of nurses, studied to become a certified nursing assistant while applying to nursing school at Ventura Training Institute, a vocational school in Southern California created by the registered nurse Jannet Wharton.
She was also doing research in endocrinology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles but wanted to work more with patients, so she decided to become a certified nursing assistant.
Though Banuelos initially wanted to try a job outside nursing but still within healthcare, she ultimately decided to follow in her family’s footsteps. It just so happens that this occupation is one that is expected to grow faster than most jobs in the US over the next decade.
Though the pandemic is affecting employment across all industries, some industries are expected to grow over