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Caregiver Job Market
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the caregiver job market is poised to be the second fastest-growing job group in the nation over the next decade. The U.S. Census bureau projects that the population age 65 and older will double between 2000 and 2050, fueling the demand for caregivers.
Nationwide, the personal and home aides classification is expected to grow by more than 50 percent between 2006 and 2016, increasing from 767,000 to a projected 1.15 million jobs. The federal government defines home care aides as professionals who help the elderly, disabled, ill and mentally disabled who live in their homes or in residential care facilities.