State-By-State Projected Demand For New Direct-Care Workers, 2008-18

Source: PHI, May 2011

This chart presents occupational employment projections for direct-care workers in all 50 states, as well as Washington, DC. The projections are organized into three categories: home health aides; nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants; and personal and home care workers. Overall, there were nearly 3.3 million direct-care workers employed in the U.S. in 2008. By 2018, however, an additional 1.5 million positions must be filled in order to meet the rising demand for direct care.

Leave a Reply