Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants


Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties, such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. Exclude 'Home Health Aides' (31-1011) and 'Psychiatric Aides' (31-1013).


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Nursing And Personal Care Facilities
  2. Hospitals
  3. Residential Care
  4. Home Health Care Services

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 38,020 8.79 6.92 9.72 18,280 14,390 20,220
Joplin MSA 1,000 8.46 6.87 9.26 17,600 14,290 19,250
Columbia MSA 560 8.88 7.86 9.39 18,470 16,350 19,520
St Joseph MSA 750 8.70 6.63 9.74 18,100 13,790 20,260
Springfield MSA 2,480 8.58 6.70 9.52 17,840 13,940 19,800
St Louis MSA 16,140 9.40 7.67 10.27 19,560 15,940 21,370
Kansas City* 5,470 10.06 7.87 11.16 20,934 16,371 23,215
Central Region* 3,530 8.19 6.77 8.90 17,030 14,076 18,507
Northeast Region* 2,070 7.79 6.39 8.49 16,199 13,290 17,654
Northwest Region* 1,910 8.10 6.39 8.95 16,840 13,286 18,616
Ozark Region* 3,130 8.37 6.51 9.30 17,401 13,533 19,335
South Central Region* 1,070 7.16 6.13 7.68 14,892 12,747 15,965
Southeast Region* 3,180 7.44 6.27 8.03 15,474 13,037 16,693
Southwest Region* 1,550 8.29 6.87 9.01 17,251 14,290 18,731
St. Charles* 830 9.66 7.45 10.77 20,102 15,502 22,402
St. Louis City* 3,600 9.33 7.64 10.17 19,403 15,888 21,160
St. Louis County* 8,010 9.56 7.76 10.46 19,884 16,145 21,754
West Central Region* 2,220 7.65 6.28 8.34 15,912 13,058 17,339
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 870 8.84 7.31 9.61 18,389 15,195 19,986

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 37,170 42,320 5,150 13.86 989 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 8,870 10,300 1,430 16.12 256 Outstanding
St Louis MSA 15,850 18,070 2,220 14.01 424 Outstanding
Central Region* 4,120 4,780 660 16.02 119 Great
Northeast Region* 1,700 1,930 230 13.53 45 Outstanding
Northwest Region* 2,220 2,500 280 12.61 28 Great
Ozark Region* 3,180 4,210 1,030 32.39 144 Outstanding
South Central Region* 1,540 1,830 290 18.83 49 Outstanding
Southeast Region* 2,970 3,720 750 25.25 113 Outstanding
Southwest Region* 1,720 2,060 340 19.77 56 Outstanding
West Central Region* 2,110 2,400 290 13.74 56 Outstanding

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires short-term on-the-job training
or training in one of the following
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Health Aide