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Occupational Employment Statistics


31-1131 Nursing Assistants

Provide or assist with basic care or support under the direction of onsite licensed nursing staff. Perform duties such as monitoring of health status, feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, or ambulation of patients in a health or nursing facility. May include medication administration and other health-related tasks. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants. Excludes ?Home Health Aides? (31-1121), ?Personal Care Aides? (31-1122), ?Orderlies? (31-1132), and ?Psychiatric Aides? (31-1133).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 11,360433$20.71/hr$16.54/hr$19.43/hr$20.04/hr$23.22/hr$25.25/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services390$20.05/hr
Education and Health Services24,130$19.53/hr
Other Services90$19.85/hr
Public Administration830$19.75/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 480$19.04/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 610$18.33/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 1,100$19.28/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 1,170$18.98/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 1,450$19.14/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 1,500$19.60/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 1,780$18.46/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 1,800$19.01/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 1,940$19.01/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 2,020$18.64/hr4.8%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 2,320$19.53/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 2,350$18.96/hr0.4%
Northwest Balance of State 2,770$18.94/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 2,930$19.40/hr4.3%
Northwest Minnesota 3,260$18.98/hr3.5%
Central Minnesota 3,470$19.43/hr2.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 11,360$20.04/hr4.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 13,160$20.01/hrN/A
Minnesota 25,440$19.53/hr3.6%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Physical Therapist Aides 190$20.03/hr11.8%
Animal Caretakers 3,850$15.52/hr23.9%
Occupational Therapy Aides 10$20.29/hr2.7%

  • Answer patient call signals, signal lights, bells, or intercom systems to determine patients' needs.
  • Wash, groom, shave, or drape patients to prepare them for surgery, treatment, or examination.
  • Exercise patients who are comatose, paralyzed, or have restricted mobility.
  • Review patients' dietary restrictions, food allergies, and preferences to ensure patient receives appropriate diet.
  • Observe or examine patients to detect symptoms that may require medical attention, such as bruises, open wounds, or blood in urine.
  • Restock patient rooms with personal hygiene items, such as towels, washcloths, soap, or toilet paper.
  • Gather information from caregivers, nurses, or physicians about patient condition, treatment plans, or appropriate activities.
  • Apply clean dressings, slings, stockings, or support bandages, under direction of nurse or physician.
  • Change bed linens or make beds.
  • Remind patients to take medications or nutritional supplements.