Nursing auxiliary or assistant

Nursing auxiliaries and assistants assist doctors, nurses and other health professionals in caring for the sick and injured within hospitals, homes, clinics and the wider community.

Tasks

  • Changes bed linen, makes beds and tidies wards.
  • Assists patients in washing, dressing, toiletry activities and general mobility.
  • Distributes and serves food, assists patients in feeding and prepares snacks and hot drinks.
  • Prepares patient for examination and treatment.
  • Performs basic clinical tasks such as taking patients.

Typical Education Level

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 18% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£20,426

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for nursing auxiliary or assistant is £20,426

10,616 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 10,616. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for nursing auxiliary or assistant roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £20,426 per year. That is about £1,702 per month or £10.47 per hour. New workers generally start on £15,912, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £28,621

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 10,616 people are employed in the region.

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