Personal Care and Service Occupations
Employment of personal care and service occupations is projected to grow 19 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, which will result in about 1.2 million new jobs. Personal care aides are expected to account for about 6 out of 10 of these new jobs. Personal care aides, which are included in the same profile as home health aides, assist clients with daily living activities and demand for their services are expected to grow as the elderly population increases.
Personal care and service occupations had a median annual wage of $22,710 in May 2016, which is lower than the median annual wage for all occupations of $37,040.
2016 Median Pay
The wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. Median wage data are from the BLS Occupational Employment Statistics survey.
Typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation.
Last Modified Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018