Nursing Aides, Orderlies/Attendants (SOC 31-1014)

OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE
General Job Description


Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties, such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. Exclude "Home Health Aides" (31-1011) and "Psychiatric Aides" (31-1013).

For more information about these careers, view the O*NET Summary Report for Nursing Assistants and Orderlies. Method of Entry Typically requires completion of programs that lead to a certificate or other award, but not a degree. The certificate is awarded by the educational institution and is the result of completing formal postsecondary schooling. Certification, which is issued by a professional organization or certifying body, is not included here. Some postsecondary nondegree award programs last only a few weeks, while others may last 1 to 2 years.



Use of Advanced Technology


Every occupation includes some relationship between job duties and the use of advanced technology -- defined as work activities and environments that incorporate complex electronics as found in computers, lasers, robotics, digital devices, satellites, etc. While basic computer skills such as "keyboarding" apply to an increasing number of occupations, each has different levels of technology interface. Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants is classified as an occupation whose job duties do not rely on the use of technology.

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK


West Central Local Workforce Development Area Labor Market Information


Regional Employment 2010: 1,990
Projected Regional Employment 2020: 2,260
Absolute Change 2010 - 2020: 270
Percent Change 2010 - 2020: 13.60%
Average Hourly Wage 2012: Not Available
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: 25
Average Openings per year due to Growth: 25


Texas Labor Market Information


Texas Employment 2010: 94,090
Projected Texas Employment 2020: 118,710
Absolute Change 2010 - 2020: 24,620
Percent Change 2010 - 2020: 26.20%
Average Hourly Wage 2012: Not Available
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: 1,215
Average Openings per year due to Growth: 2,465


National Labor Market Information


National Employment 2010: 1,505,300
Projected National Employment 2020: 1,807,200
Absolute Change 2010 - 2020: 301,900
Percent Change 2010 - 2020: 20.10%
Average Hourly Wage 2012: Not Available
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: Not Available
Average Openings per year due to Growth: Not Available

Additional Labor Market Information


Turnover: LOW
Average Age of Workers in Occupation: 38.6
Average Years in Occupation: 3.7
Average Years with Current Employer: 2.7
Percent Female: 88.9%
Percent Non-White: 42.1%




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