Travel Medication Aide Jobs

A medication aide is a certified nurse assistant (CNA) who has been trained to administer medication to residents in a long-term care setting. They are responsible for ensuring that residents receive their medication on time and in the correct dosage. They also monitor residents for adverse reactions to medication and report any problems to the nursing staff.

As the older generations continue to age and live longer, certified medication aide jobs are more in demand. Help a wide variety of people live their best lives and experience scenic destinations while you’re at it. Create your Fusion Marketplace traveler profile and enjoy the view from the driver’s side of your travel career.

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Travel Medication Aide FAQ

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that the median annual wage for medication aides in the United States is $28,200. This figure accounts for the highest and lowest paid medication aides in the country. It is important to note that this figure may vary depending on the area of the country, the level of experience, and whether or not the traveler holds certification.

Medication aides in the US typically earn between $11 and $16 an hour, with an average salary of $13.50 an hour. The exact salary can vary depending on the area of the country in which they work and their level of experience. Aides in major metropolitan areas tend to earn higher wages due to higher cost of living.

The med aide administers routine daily medications, either prescription or non-prescription, to patients whose condition and drug regimen are stable. The CMA must administer medication according to the Five Rights of Medication Administration, monitor the patient’s behavior, report any changes or adverse effects from a medication to the Charge Nurse, and document medications administered. CMAs work under the supervision of an RN or LPN. Training is usually about four months and includes supervised clinical practice. Their roles are the same as a CNA, except that they can administer medications. Licensure, and continuing education requirements are the same as a CNA.

Medication Aides typically work in a variety of healthcare settings, such as nursing homes, long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, home health care agencies, and hospitals. In addition, medication aides are increasingly being hired by community-based organizations and private practices that provide medication management services for clients.

Certifications BLS or CPR


  • Geriatric

  • Physically disabled

  • Mentally disabled

  • Alzheimer's/dementia

  • Ortho

  • Diabetics

  • Heart disease

  • Stroke

  • Brain/spinal cord injury

To become a med aide, you will need to complete training, take a licensing exam, and meet other requirements.


In order to become a med aide, you must first complete a training program. These programs are offered through community colleges, universities, and healthcare facilities. The program typically lasts for about two to three months and includes both classroom instruction and clinical experience. During the program, you will learn about medication administration, medication side effects, patient rights, and infection control. You will also learn about administering medications in a variety of settings, including long-term care facilities, hospitals, and home health settings.

Licensing Exam

Once you have completed your training, you will need to take a licensing exam in order to obtain certification and officially become an aide. This exam is administered by the state in which you plan to work and can vary from state to state. The exam typically consists of a written portion and a practical portion, and you will need to pass both parts.

Other Requirements

In addition to completing a training program and passing a licensing exam, you will also need to meet other requirements to become a certified medication aide. These may include a criminal background check, a drug screening test, and a physical examination. You may also need to obtain CPR certification and complete continuing education courses in order to maintain your certification.

Many travel aides find work through recruitment agencies and marketplaces, which means you have better access to job boards to choose your schedule, location, and salary. When you begin browsing for jobs, be sure to consider the housing options, the benefits, the guaranteed hours' policy, and the recruiting company’s overall reputation.

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