Senior caregiver jobs are growing at a rapid pace in several U.S. cities despite the nation’s rising unemployment rate.
The nation’s unemployment rate may be rising, but senior caregivers have an abundance of career opportunities in cities across the U.S. – primarily because seniors would rather stay and “age-in-place” than enter a skilled nursing facility.
“Senior caregivers continue to be in high demand, including Certified Nursing Assistants and Companion Caregivers,” says Julie Northcutt, CEO of Caregiverlist.com, a senior care career website which provides cloud-based subscription services for the senior care industry.
Despite the fact that the U.S. Department of Labor announced the nation’s unemployment rate in May went up slightly to 8.2%, demand for Certified Nursing Assistants (C.N.A.’s) and experienced caregivers continues. Many senior care companies are even reporting shortages in the number of qualified caregivers available for employment.
“Senior caregiving involves many different job titles, including Certified Nursing Aides who are always in demand at senior living facilities, including nursing homes, assisted living communities, hospices and senior home care agencies,” continues Northcutt. Part-time positions are always available, in addition to full-time positions as these companies must staff Certified Nursing Aides for day, evening and night shifts.
The most in-demand senior caregiver positions include Companion Caregivers,
Certified Nursing Assistants (C.N.A.) and Live-in Caregivers (stay over-night for a few days at a time).
Top U.S. Cities for Senior Caregiver Jobs
As seniors prefer to age-in-place in their home in many cities, warm climates also continue to attract retirees from colder cities. The list of top cities for senior care careers:
- San Francisco
- Los Angeles
- San Diego
- Orange County