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Nursing Assistants

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $13.26
Statewide median: $18.65

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Nursing Assistants *

Area Low Median High
U S
$10.48 $12.33 $14.75
Minnesota
$11.32 $13.26 $15.48
Central Minnesota
$11.02 $12.64 $14.62
Northeast Minnesota
$11.02 $12.79 $14.99
Northwest Minnesota
$10.69 $11.91 $13.92
Southeast Minnesota
$10.71 $12.12 $14.76
Southwest Minnesota
$10.47 $11.50 $13.29
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$12.70 $14.46 $17.09

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 29,320 workers employed in this very large career.

Where do Nursing Assistants most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 8,480 new Nursing Assistants to meet market demand between 2012-2022. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Nursing Assistants
  Employment Employment Change
2012 2022 Number Percent
U S 1,479,800 1,792,000 312,200 21.1%
Minnesota 30,184 32,926 2,742 9.1%
  2012 2022 Number Percent
Northeast Minnesota 2,316 2,611 295 12.7%
Central Minnesota 3,174 3,446 272 8.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 14,126 15,841 1,715 12.1%
Southeast Minnesota 4,106 4,466 360 8.8%
Southwest Minnesota 2,574 2,556 -18 -0.7%
Northwest Minnesota 4,014 4,168 154 3.8%


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