Nursing Assistants (31-1014)

Occupation description:  Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants. Excludes Home Health Aides (31-1011), Orderlies (31-1015), Personal Care Aides (39-9021), and Psychiatric Aides (31-1013).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 1,9152,111 10.220 4665
United States 1,492,1001,754,100 17.626,200 33,70059,900

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with very high employment opportunities. Read more.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 12.899.3210.47 12.3614.6817.74
Alaska 17.9313.7815.94 17.7020.1722.69
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 17.6212.9615.60 17.5820.1622.53
Fairbanks North Star Borough 17.5715.2716.31 17.4618.5420.77
Southeast Region 19.2715.7317.01 18.5421.1923.74
Balance of State 17.7213.6015.55 17.4919.9122.62

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
2,171108 5.030.6 22.7
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation484
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation81
UI claimants previously working in occupation171
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1,444
Number of job position postings 323
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.5

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Postsecondary non-degree award Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Bloodborne Pathogens

 Degree
Alaska Job Corps   (Palmer)
Certified Nurse Assistant Certificate
Personal Care Assistant Certificate

 Degree
Alaska Technical Center   (Kotzebue)
Certified Nurse Assistant

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Bloodborne Pathogens

 Degree
Galena Interior Learning Academy   (Galena)
Health Science

 Degree
Heritage Place   (Soldotna)
Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA) Certificate

 Degree
Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Certified Nurse Aide

 Degree
Multimed   (Anchorage)
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Blood Borne Pathogens

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Bloodborne Pathogens / 045

 Degree
Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
Certified Nurse Aide

 Degree
TSS - The Safety Specialists   (Ketchikan)
Bloodborne Pathogens

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Nurse Aide OEC

 Degree
Yuut Elitnaurviat   (Bethel)
Certified Nurse’s Aide

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Nursing Assistants and Personal Care Aides (February 2014)

Nursing Across the State (March 2010)