Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2019
43,162
growing 2.26%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$3,574
growing 0.775%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$12,170
growing 35.8%
Average Wage
$77,002
growing 2.27%
People in Workforce
4.49M
growing 4.83%
Average Employee Age
42.9
growing 0.0388%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant degree recipients are Indianapolis city (balance), IN, Green Bay, WI, and Palatine, IL. The locations with a relatively high number of Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant degree recipients are Coral Terrace, FL, Winder, GA, and Somerton, AZ. The most common degree awarded to students studying Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant is a < 1 year postsecondary certificate.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant and the types of students that study this field. Ivy Tech Community College awards the most degrees in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant in the US, but International Training Careers and InterAmerican Technical Institute have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant.

Tuition costs for Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant majors are, on average, $3,574 for in-state public colleges, and $12,170 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant programs are Public, 2-year institutions (359 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (28,172 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant, is Public, 2-year (28,172 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$3,574
Median In-State Public
$12,170
Median Out of State Private

Ivy Tech Community College has the most Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant degree recipients, with 1,077 degrees awarded in 2019.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, International Training Careers has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant, with 100%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Health graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Health majors is $77,002 and the most common occupations are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

The industry that employs the most Health majors is General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$77,002
Average Wage in Workforce
± $786
2.27%
1 Year Growth
± 1.42%

The average salary for Health majors is $77,002 and the most common occupations are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

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Highest Paying Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Health majors.

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Health majors, by number of employees, are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Health majors working as Nurse anesthetists, Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, and Audiologists.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Health majors are Surgeons, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators.

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Occupations by Share

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4.49M
2019 Workforce
± 51,234
4.83%
1 Year Growth
± 1.56%

The number of Health graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.83%, from 4.28M in 2018 to 4.49M in 2019.

The largest single share of Health graduates go on to work as Registered nurses (37.7%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Health by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant is from the 2 Digit Course Health.
4.49M
2019 Workforce
± 51,234
4.83%
1 Year Growth
± 1.56%

The number of Health graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.83%, from 4.28M in 2018 to 4.49M in 2019.

The industry which employs the most Health graduates by share is General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, followed by Outpatient care centers. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Health.

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Specialty Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Health majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Health in the United States.

The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Health is 42.9.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate. Female employees are more likely to hold Health degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Health (22,997 students).

Workforce Age

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42.9
Average Age in 2019
± 0.153 Years
0.0388%
1 Year Change
± 0.508%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Health. The most common ages of employees with this major are 31 and 33 years old, which represent 3.03% and 2.99% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant are < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate, 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate, and Bachelors Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

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The most common degree types held by the working population in Health are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (88.2%)
Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    22,997 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    8,850 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    5,697 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination
  1. White Female
    19,980 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    7,067 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    4,840 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant. White Female students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. Philippines
    208,517 degree recipients
  2. India
    81,039 degree recipients
  3. Mexico
    36,315 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Philippines
    5.27 times more than expected
  2. Zimbabwe
    4.21 times more than expected
  3. Tanzania
    3.75 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Philippines that hold Health degrees (5.27 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Philippines (208,517 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant majors need many skills, but most especially Service Orientation. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant majors need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Social Perceptiveness, and Coordination.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Service Orientation is very distinctive for majors, but the Service Orientation, Social Perceptiveness, and Active Listening are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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