Personal care & Service
Employment of personal care and service occupations is projected to grow 19 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, which will result in about 1.2 million new jobs. Personal care aides are expected to account for about 6 out of 10 of these new jobs. Personal care aides, which are included in the same profile as home health aides, assist clients with daily living activities and demand for their services are expected to grow as the elderly population increases.
Personal care and service occupations had a median annual wage of $23,610 in May 2017, which is lower than the median annual wage for all occupations of $37,690.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Personal Care and Service Occupations, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/home.htm