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Alabama Direct Care Worker Workforce, Employment Projections and Wages

Alabama Direct Care Workforce Size

There are more then 39,000 Certified Nursing Assistants, Personal care aides and Home Health aides that were reported in Alabama in 2015.  Professional care givers are in high demand across the country. If anything, many facilities struggle to find enough of these professionals to adequately care for patients.

Occupational employment estimates for Certified Nursing Assistants, Orderlies & Attendants, Home Health Aides, and Personal Care Aides are from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Program in 2015
Alabama Direct Care Workforce Occupational Growth Projections

The Alabama Occupational employment projections analysis of 2010-2020 occupational employment projections available from each state labor department. U.S. projections were obtained from the U.S. Department of Labor/Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections Program, 2010-2020 National Employment Matrix.  As you can see from the results the need for all direct care workers in Alabama is expected to increase.  For professional caregivers training and education is the key to being able to continue to manage the demands of a care giving career.

Alabama Direct Care Workforce Wages

Alabama Occupational wage estimates for direct care workers that includes Certified Nursing Assistants, Orderlies & Attendants, Home Health Aides, and Personal Care Aides are from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Program.

Although this chart shows the median wages among direct care works, there are several factors that can increase ones pay that work in this field.  Larger cities tend to pay more, but you have to take in account the cost of living in a larger city.  Where you are employed also plays a role in the amount you could get paid.  Those who work at hospitals and clinics tend to get paid more.