Personal Care Aides

5.0/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
65%
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 65% (Robots are watching)

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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 'Personal Care Aides' job openings is expected to rise 32.6% by 2030
'Personal Care 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 'Personal Care Aides' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Personal Care Aides' was $27,080, or $13.02 hourly
'Personal Care 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 Personal Care Aides.
This represents around 2.31% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Provide personalized assistance to individuals with disabilities or illness who require help with personal care and activities of daily living support (e.g., feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, and ambulation). May also provide help with tasks such as preparing meals, doing light housekeeping, and doing laundry. Work is performed in various settings depending on the needs of the care recipient and may include locations such as their home, place of work, out in the community, or at a daytime nonresidential facility.

SOC Code: 31-1122.00

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