Home Health Aide and Nursing Assistants Research

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Home Health Aide and Nursing Assistants Research

Key Takeaways

Introduction

We have curated information in order to provide overviews for home health aides and nursing assistants in the United States. For each career path, we have provided the median annual salaries being earned in the United States; the median salary for the five top paying states and ten top paying metro areas; the five states and ten metro areas in the United States that employ the most nursing assistants and home health aides; and the five states and ten metro areas with a relatively high concentration of nursing assistants and home health aides.

Additionally, though an initial pre-search informed us that the job outlook over the next decade was not publicly available, we were able to find data surrounding the job growth outlook from 2020 to 2030, for home health aides, as well as nursing assistants, so we have included that as a separate section for both career paths.

Home Health Aides

Median Salary: United States

Median Salary by Location: State and Metro Area Data

  • The visual below, while not interactive in this report, can be hovered over in the source found here, to obtain the median salaries for every metro area.

Outlook/Forecast Over the Next 10 Years

  • The projected percent change in employment from 2020 to 2030 for home health aides is 33%, which is a great degree faster than the average growth rate for all occupations covered by the BLS.
  • In 2020, there were 3,470,700 jobs in this field. The projected change in employment numbers from 2020 to 2030 is 1,129,900.

Locations that Employ the Most: State and Metro Area Data

  • The visual below, while not interactive in this report, can be hovered over in the source found here, to obtain the employment levels for every metro area.

Locations with High Concentrations: State and Metro Area Data

  • Using data from May 2020, the five states that have the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in home health aides are New York [Employment per thousand jobs: 54.00; Location quotient: 2.34], New Mexico [Employment per thousand jobs: 39.57; Location quotient: 1.71], Minnesota [Employment per thousand jobs: 37.84; Location quotient: 1.64], California [Employment per thousand jobs: 36.37; Location quotient: 1.58], and Pennsylvania [Employment per thousand jobs: 35.84; Location quotient: 1.55].
  • The visual below, while not interactive in this report, can be hovered over in the source found here, to obtain the location quotient of home health aides for every state.

  • The visual below, while not interactive in this report, can be hovered over in the source found here, to obtain the employment levels for every metro area.

Nursing Assistants

Median Salary: United States

Median Salary by Location: State and Metro Area Data

  • Using data from May 2020, the five states that pay the highest average salaries for nursing assistants are Alaska [$20.43/hr and $42,500 per annum], New York [$19.53/hr and $40,620 per annum], California [$18.89/hr and $39,280 per annum], Hawaii [$18.58/hr and $38,650 per annum], and Massachusetts [$17.86/hr and $37,160 per annum].
  • The visual below, while not interactive in this report, can be hovered over in the source found here, to obtain the median salaries for every state.

  • The visual below, while not interactive in this report, can be hovered over in the source found here, to obtain the median salaries for every metro area.

Outlook/Forecast Over the Next 10 Years

  • The projected percent change in employment from 2020 to 2030 for nursing assistants is 8%, which is as fast as the average growth rate for all occupations covered by the BLS.
  • In 2020, there were 1,440,700 jobs in this field. The projected change in employment numbers from 2020 to 2030 is 118,500.

Locations that Employ the Most: State and Metro Area Data

  • The visual below, while not interactive in this report, can be hovered over in the source found here, to obtain the employment levels for every state.

  • The visual below, while not interactive in this report, can be hovered over in the source found here, to obtain the employment levels for every metro area.

Locations with High Concentrations: State and Metro Area Data

  • Using data from May 2020, the five states that have the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in nursing assistants are Rhode Island [Employment per thousand jobs: 20.57; Location quotient: 2.09], North Dakota [Employment per thousand jobs: 19.82; Location quotient: 2.01], Kansas [Employment per thousand jobs: 16.36; Location quotient: 1.66], Maine [Employment per thousand jobs: 15.88; Location quotient: 1.61], and Arkansas [Employment per thousand jobs: 15.76; Location quotient: 1.60].
  • The visual below, while not interactive in this report, can be hovered over in the source found here, to obtain the location quotient of home health aides for every state.

  • The visual below, while not interactive in this report, can be hovered over in the source found here, to obtain the employment levels for every metro area.

Research Strategy

For this research on home health aides and nursing assistants, we leveraged the only source that was required to complete this research question: the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. While Data USA also has this information, they are still using 2019 data, and the BLS is using the most up to date governmental statistics from May 2020.

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