Home Health Aides

5.4/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
38%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
25.4%
by 2031
WAGES
$29,430
or $14.15 hourly
VOLUME
3,366,480
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 38% (Start worrying)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness
Persuasion
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Home Health Aides' job openings is expected to rise 25.4% by 2031
'Home Health Aides' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Home Health Aides' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Home Health Aides' was $29,430, or $14.15 hourly
'Home Health Aides' are paid 35.7% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as home health aides?

As of 2021 there were 3,366,480 people employed as Home Health Aides within the United States.
This represents around 2.39% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 41 people are employed as Home Health Aides.

Job description

Monitor the health status of an individual with disabilities or illness, and address their health-related needs, such as changing bandages, dressing wounds, or administering medication. Work is performed under the direction of offsite or intermittent onsite licensed nursing staff. Provide assistance with routine healthcare tasks or activities of daily living, such as feeding, bathing, toileting, or ambulation. May also help with tasks such as preparing meals, doing light housekeeping, and doing laundry depending on the patient's abilities.

SOC Code: 31-1121.00

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