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.
From 2011 to 2021, the direct care workforce added nearly 1.5 million new jobs, growing from 3.2 million workers to 4.7 million.
As a result of low wages and part-time hours, median annual earnings for direct care workers were only $21,700.
Caring for the Future
Our new policy report takes an extensive look at today's direct care workforce—in five installments.