California is 3rd most populous state of the United States and 8 cities of the state are ranked among the 50 most populated cities of the nation. Although, the state has highest GDP in the country, it is also listed among the top 3 states with the highest unemployment rate and mass employee layoff, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Department of Labor report released in Feb 2013. The unemployment rate of the state was 9.6 (p) in Feb 2013 as per BLS report.The majority service and manufacturing sectors of the state are offering negligible employments, and people are finding it difficult to cover their basic family costs. In such job scenario, nursing field has come up as a saviour and offering thousands of employments to qualified nursing professionals, including certified nursing assistants.In addition, the higher density of the population in the state also shows increased number of the elderly population who are in constant need of everyday routine cares in nursing homes and at their homes, and as CNAs are specifically trained for this field, their demand is also remarkably higher in the State.CA also locates more than 430 hospitals and health clinics, among which around 20, hospitals are ranked in the “US News Best Hospitals” list. The hospitals and clinics in CA constantly require the services of nursing assistants for different positions. Their massive demands in these facilities are also primary reasons why California tops the highest CNA employment provider charts among the 50 states of America.The salaries paid to nursing assistants in CA are also commendable in comparison to remuneration paid to them in other states. On an average, a CNA earns $39,000 per year in CA, and their earning is sufficient to meet their day-to-day expenses and basic family costs. The two metropolitan areas of the state also rank among the 5 metros of the nation paying highest to nursing aides.The approximate average CNA salaries in different cities of CA include, LA-$27,300, San Diego-$27,200, Bakersfield-$30,400, Fresno-$30,200, Anaheim- $32,300, San Jose- $32,300,Chico- $29,500 and Lompoc-$29,600.Nursing Assistants, who wish to earn a higher salary and easy CNA jobs should apply to facilities in the densely populated cities and metropolitan areas because these places are densely populated and locate many hospitals and health care settings. The cities of Los Angeles, San Jose, San Diego, Chico, San Francisco, Sacramento, Anaheim, and Long Beach, Fresno, Oakland, Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City and Oakland-Fremont-Hayward metropolitan areas with greater population density and hospitals can offer immediate nursing jobs with attractive salary.In addition, the possession of additional nursing care certificates and degrees, CNA 2 training, size of the hospital, position and work experience also play a deciding role for a higher CNA Salary in California.Once you become a nursing aide and start working as a direct patient care worker, you must continue your education for higher level nursing positions to step up your earnings.