UMA Programs / Clearwater Campus

Career Outlook

The Nursing Assistant field is projected to grow 11% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the rate of all occupations. The field is expected to add about 173,400 new jobs during this time.1

The main reasons for this job growth are1:

  • The aging baby boomer population creating need for long-term care
  • Increasing demand for home and community-based care

These factors also contribute to the healthcare industry’s overall growth rate of 18% through 2026, adding 2.4 million new jobs.2