Direct Care Workers in the United States: Key Facts provides a new annual snapshot of the direct care workforce, including its demographics, occupational roles, job quality challenges, and projected job openings. The report includes detailed overviews of three segments of this workforce: home care workers, residential care aides, and nursing assistants in nursing homes.
'Direct Care Workers in the United States: Key Facts' provides a new annual snapshot of the direct care workforce.
Between 2021 and 2031, the direct care workforce is projected to add more than 1 million new jobs. During the same timeframe, nearly 9.3 million total direct care jobs will need to be filled.
As a result of low wages and part-time hours, median annual earnings for direct care workers were only $23,688.