Nursing Auxiliary or Assistant
- 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
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for nursing auxiliary or assistant is £22,610
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 10,898. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
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 £22,610 per year. That is about £1,884 per month or £11.59 per hour. New workers generally start on £18,179, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £31,782
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, 10,898 people are employed in the region.