Nursing assistants and nursing assistants/registered, or NA/R, provide care under the direct supervision of licensed nurses. Employment is primarily in long-term care facilities, home health agencies and hospitals.
According to CAREERwise Education, Minnesota's career, education and job resource, nursing assistants are in high demand. There will be a need for about 38,522 new Nursing Assistants to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth. This is high growth compared to other careers.