What Are The Training Requirements for Nursing Assistants?

Nursing assistants need a postsecondary nondegree award.

Degrees for Nursing assistants
Typical education of Nursing assistants
Percent
Less than High School 13.2
High School 35.5
Some College 31.0
Associates Degree 10.2
Bachelors Degree 7.8
Masters Degree 1.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.8

What Is the Employment Outlook for Nursing Assistants?

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 262,000 more nursing assistants but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 599,000 more.

This career includes 1,492,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Nursing Assistants Make?

On average, nursing assistants make $13.29 per hour or $27,650 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Nursing Assistants?

Hourly income for Nursing assistants in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Nursing assistants $9.64 $10.80 $12.78 $15.08 $18.22
Healthcare support occupations $9.51 $10.91 $13.42 $17.11 $21.93
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides $9.11 $10.26 $11.93 $14.44 $17.61
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Nursing Assistants?

Annual salary for Nursing assistants in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Nursing assistants $20,040 $22,470 $26,590 $31,370 $37,900
Healthcare support occupations $19,780 $22,690 $27,910 $35,580 $45,620
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides $18,950 $21,330 $24,810 $30,040 $36,640
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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