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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Labor Force Indicators
|2016 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
||Percent nonresident||Percent age 45 plus||Percent age 50 plus
|2016 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||502
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||61
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||147
|2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
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Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: Postsecondary non-degree award
||Work experience: None
||On-the-job training: None
Alaska Economic Trends articles
Nursing Assistants and Personal Care Aides (February 2014)
Nursing Across the State (March 2010)