All data is specific to San Diego County

Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $75,053
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $11.66
    Median: $13.25
    Experienced: $15.08
  • Growth (2014-2019)18%
  • Openings (2014-2019)507
  • Current Employment 9,956
  • Projected Employment 10,467
  • Typical Entry-level Education Postsecondary non-degree award

Nursing Assistants

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • TECHNICAL
  • Patient Care
  • Patient Assistance
  • Medical Terminology
  • Acute Care
  • Administrative Functions
  • NON-TECHNICAL
  • English
  • Communication
  • Spanish
  • Lotus Notes
  • Organization

occupational 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

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)