Home Health Aide

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2017

1,418

growing 27.4%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$2,393

growing 7.96%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$2,640

growing 0%

Average Wage

$75,291

growing 1.55%

People in Workforce

4.28M

growing 4.06%

Average Employee Age

42.8

declining 1.06%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Home Health Aide degree recipients are , Wichita, KS, and Guaynabo, PR. The locations with a relatively high number of Home Health Aide degree recipients are Greenacres, FL, West Miami, FL, and East Orange, NJ. The most common degree awarded to students studying Home Health Aide is a < 1 year postsecondary certificate.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Home Health Aide and the types of students that study this field. Wichita State University-Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology awards the most degrees in Home Health Aide in the US, but Northeast Technology Center-Claremore and Medical Institute of Palm Beach have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Home Health Aide.

Tuition costs for Home Health Aide majors are, on average, $2,393 for in-state public colleges, and $2,640 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Home Health Aide programs are Public, 2-year institutions (50 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (641 completions).

Institutions

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Home Health Aide, is Public, 2-year (641 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Home Health Aide programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$2,393

Median In-State Public

$2,640

Median Out of State Private

Wichita State University-Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology has the most Home Health Aide degree recipients, with 185 degrees awarded in 2017.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Home Health Aide programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Northeast Technology Center-Claremore and Medical Institute of Palm Beach have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Home Health Aide, with 57.1% and 55.1%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Home Health Aide

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Home Health Aide by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Home Health Aide.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Health graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Health majors is $75,291 and the most common occupations are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Home Health Aide is from the 2 Digit Course Health.

$75,291

Average Wage in Workforce

± $781

1.55%

1 Year Growth

± 1.46%

The average salary for Health majors is $75,291 and the most common occupations are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

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Highest Paying Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Health majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Health majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Health majors, by number of employees, are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Health majors working as Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, Nurse anesthetists, and Audiologists.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Health majors are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, and Podiatrists.

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Occupations by Share

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4.28M

2018 Workforce

± 50,063

4.06%

1 Year Growth

± 1.61%

The number of Health graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.06%, from 4.11M in 2017 to 4.28M in 2018.

The largest single share of Health graduates go on to work as Registered nurses (37.3%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Health by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Home Health Aide is from the 2 Digit Course Health.

4.28M

2018 Workforce

± 50,063

4.06%

1 Year Growth

± 1.61%

The number of Health graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.06%, from 4.11M in 2017 to 4.28M in 2018.

The industry which employs the most Health graduates by share is General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, followed by Elementary & secondary schools. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Health.

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Specialty Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Health majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Health in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Health is 42.8, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate. Female employees are more likely to hold Health degrees, and Hispanic or Latino students earn the majority (516) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

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42.8

Average Age in 2018

± 0.155 Years

1.06%

1 Year Change

± 0.52%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Health. The most common ages of employees with this major are 28 and 30 years old, which represent 3.04% and 2.97% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Home Health Aide are < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate, 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate, and Associates Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

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The most common degree types held by the working population in Health are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (88.6%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

This chart shows the granted degrees by gender at the 5 institutions that graduate the most students in Home Health Aide.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    516 degrees awarded

  2. White

    440 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    171 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Home Health Aide for each race & ethnicity. Hispanic or Latino students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Home Health Aide. N/A students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Home Health Aide is from the 2 Digit Course Health.

Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. Philippines

    193,770 degree recipients

  2. India

    87,510 degree recipients

  3. Mexico

    32,095 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. Cameroon

    5.13 times more than expected

  2. Philippines

    5 times more than expected

  3. Saudi Arabia

    3.81 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Cameroon that hold Health degrees (5.13 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Philippines (193,770 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Home Health Aide field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Home Health Aide majors need many skills, but most especially Service Orientation. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Home Health Aide majors need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Social Perceptiveness, and Operation Monitoring.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Home Health Aide majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Service Orientation is very distinctive for majors, but the Service Orientation, Active Listening, and Social Perceptiveness are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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