What is the employment outlook for CNAs?

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asked in Work by Sherry Agosto

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Overall employment of nursing and psychiatric aides is projected to grow 20 percent between 2010 and 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. However, growth will vary for individual occupations. Employment for nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants will grow about 20 percent, faster than the average for all occupations which is 14 percent, predominantly in response to the long-term care needs of an increasing elderly population. Financial pressures on hospitals to discharge patients as soon as possible should boost admissions to nursing care facilities. As a result, new jobs will be more numerous in nursing and residential care facilities than in hospitals, and growth will be especially strong in community care facilities for the elderly.