Occupational Projections for Direct-Care Workers 2006-2016
(2008, April). Occupational Projections for Direct-Care Workers 2006-2016. Bronx, NY: Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI), fact sheet.
At the end of 2007, the Bureau of Labor Statistics at the U.S. Department of Labor released its latest national occupational projections for the 2006-16 period. In this fact sheet, PHI summarizes the data relating to the direct-care workforce.
Our analysis suggests that demand for direct-care workers over the next decade, particularly in home and community-based settings, will continue to outpace supply dramatically - unless policy-makers and employers work together to make these jobs competitively attractive compared to other occupations.