Employment in the field of senior care has grown immensely over the past few years, and future growth is also projected to continue, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Additionally, a recent employment index supports the growth projections in senior care, according to Caregiverlist.com, an online service that specializes in "connecting seniors and professional caregivers with...reliable senior care options."
According to the study by Caregiverlist.com, senior care employment has grown by 40 percent since 2008, and jobs in the eldercare field pay 38 percent above minimum wage, on average.
"Since 2008, the industry has experienced expansive growth, even in a challenged economy. There is a huge demand in senior care, along with great pay opportunities and a variety of jobs available," says Caregiverlist.com Founder and CEO Julie Northcutt. "These jobs do not require a college degree and caregivers can earn much more than minimum wage jobs. The industry is growing so quickly often these jobs can't be filled due to a lack of applicants."
Medical jobs in senior care are available at a variety of education levels, salary ranges, and skill levels. If providing personal and medical care to the elderly is of interest to you, you may want to explore one of many health careers in senior care.