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What Nursing Assistants and Orderlies Do
Nursing assistants help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities.
Nursing assistants and orderlies work in nursing and residential care facilities and in hospitals. They are frequently physically active and may need to help lift or move patients.
How to Become a Nursing Assistant or Orderly
Nursing assistants must complete a state-approved education program and must pass their state’s competency exam to become certified. Orderlies generally have at least a high school diploma.
Overall employment of nursing assistants and orderlies is projected to grow $pc.toString().replaceAll("^\-","") percent from 2020 to 2030, $gra.
About $tools.number.format('#,###',$op) openings for nursing assistants and orderlies are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
State & Area Data
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More Information, Including Links to O*NET
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