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Nursing auxiliaries and assistants

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£13,520 pile of coins

Age 35

£22,880 pile of coins

Age 50

£24,960 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £16,120

What does this career do?

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.

Typical tasks

  • performs basic clinical tasks such as taking patients’ temperature and pulse, weighing and measuring, performing urine tests and extracting blood samples
  • prepares patient for examination and treatment
  • distributes and serves food, assists patients in feeding and prepares snacks and hot drinks
  • assists patients in washing, dressing, toiletry activities and general mobility
  • changes bed linen, makes beds and tidies wards.

Current entry requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Off- and on-the-job training is provided. NVQs/ SVQs in Care are available at Levels 2 and 3.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
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