Nursing Assistants and Orderlies
What They Do:
Nursing assistants, sometimes called nursing aides, help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. Orderlies transport patients and clean treatment areas.
Where They Work:
Nursing and residential care facilities
What They Make:
- The median annual wage for nursing assistants was $29,660 in 2019.
- The median annual wage for orderlies was $28,980 in 2019.
Overall employment of nursing assistants and orderlies is projected to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations.
Updated February 2021