Projected job openings through 2028
Sample Career Roadmap
Top Expected Tasks
Answer patient call signals, signal lights, bells, or intercom systems to determine patients' needs.
Turn or reposition bedridden patients.
Provide physical support to assist patients to perform daily living activities, such as getting out of bed, bathing, dressing, using the toilet, standing, walking, or exercising.
Review patients' dietary restrictions, food allergies, and preferences to ensure patient receives appropriate diet.
Measure and record food and liquid intake or urinary and fecal output, reporting changes to medical or nursing staff.
Record vital signs, such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse, or respiration rate, as directed by medical or nursing staff.
Gather information from caregivers, nurses, or physicians about patient condition, treatment plans, or appropriate activities.
Observe or examine patients to detect symptoms that may require medical attention, such as bruises, open wounds, or blood in urine.
Document or otherwise report observations of patient behavior, complaints, or physical symptoms to nurses.
Exercise patients who are comatose, paralyzed, or have restricted mobility.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.
Customer and Personal Service
Medicine and Dentistry
Public Safety and Security