This occupation has an extremely low probability of automation.
$27,650 annual wage
What they do
Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants. Excludes “Home Health Aides” (31-1011), “Orderlies” (31-1015), “Personal Care Aides” (39-9021), and “Psychiatric Aides” (31-1013).
Risk of automation
This occupation is 0% likely to be automated. It ranks of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).
People affected and economic value
In the US, 1,510,300 people have this job. They earn $27,650 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $41,759,795,000 in annual economic value. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $13.29.
Official growth forecast
This occupation is projected to grow 10.9% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 1,674,400 people with this job at that time.
References and notes
This article uses data from "The Future of Employment" (PDF), a 2013 study from University of Oxford researchers, and US Bureau of Labor Statistics files including Standard Occupational Classification 2010 Definitions (XLS), May 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics (zip) and 2016-2026 Employment Projections (XLS).