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Demand for Home Health Aides Is Growing Fast

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 30, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Home Health Aide, Healthcare Staffing, Behavioral Health, Long Term CareAs the baby boomers move into their retirement years, there will be many significant shifts in the job market. Younger generations will move into upper management positions, leaving mid-level openings for even younger workers. As the first wave of baby boomers begin to need more medical and self-care assistance we can expect to see a higher demand in almost all health related fields.

This is one of the reasons that home health aides will be in high demand.According to the PHI National article, "Home Health Aids Top List of Fastest Growing Temp Jobs,"

"PHI data shows that two major home care jobs -- home health aides and personal care aides (PCAs) -- are expected to be among the fastest-growing in the country between 2012 and 2022. The U.S. will need 580,800 additional PCAs and 424,200 additional home health aides by 2022 to keep pace with demand -- a 49 percent increase in each workforce, PHI data shows."

Traditionally, home health aide jobs are temporary positions with part-time hours and a low wage. The national average for hourly wage for a home health aide worker is under $10 an hour. However, as demand for these workers increases, the wage could come up as well. Since, an almost 50% increase in necessary workers will likely lead to more competitive hiring practices.

If you are an organization that sees this trend coming, and wants to add new home health aides to your team of patient care providers, please contact us, We would be happy to help you find talented temporary help for your needs. 


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