Home Health Aides

5.6/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
26%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
32.6%
by 2030
WAGES
$27,080
or $13.02 hourly
VOLUME
3,211,590
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 26% (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 32.6% by 2030
'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 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

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

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Home Health Aides' was $27,080, or $13.02 hourly
'Home Health Aides' are paid 35.4% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 3,211,590 people employed as Home Health Aides.
This represents around 2.31% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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