Nursing Assistants

4.0/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
76%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
8.3%
by 2030
WAGES
$30,850
or $14.83 hourly
VOLUME
1,371,050
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 76% (Robots are watching)

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

The number of 'Nursing Assistants' job openings is expected to rise 8.3% by 2030
'Nursing Assistants' is expected to be a 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 'Nursing Assistants' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Nursing Assistants' was $30,850, or $14.83 hourly
'Nursing Assistants' are paid 26.5% 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 1,371,050 people employed as Nursing Assistants.
This represents around 0.99% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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