Nursing Assistants

4.0/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $14.57 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 48% (Start worrying)

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

The number of 'Nursing Assistants' job openings is expected to rise 4.7% by 2031
'Nursing Assistants' is expected to be an average 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 'Nursing Assistants' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Nursing Assistants' was $30,310, or $14.57 hourly
'Nursing Assistants' are paid 33.8% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as nursing assistants?

As of 2021 there were 1,314,830 people employed as Nursing Assistants within the United States.
This represents around 0.93% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 107 people are employed as Nursing Assistants.

Job description

Provide or assist with basic care or support under the direction of onsite licensed nursing staff. Perform duties such as monitoring of health status, feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, or ambulation of patients in a health or nursing facility. May include medication administration and other health-related tasks. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.

SOC Code: 31-1131.00


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