Basic Certificates in Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide
Education Levels of Nursing Assistant Majors
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 32,934 students earned their basic certificate in nursing assistant. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in nursing assistant at each degree level.
|Education Level||Number of Grads|
Earnings of Nursing Assistant Majors With Basic Certificates
More women than men pursue their basic certificate in nursing assistant. About 88.8% of graduates with this degree are female.
|Gender||Number of Grads|
The racial-ethnic distribution of nursing assistant basic certificate students is as follows:
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||4,361|
|Hispanic or Latino||6,438|
Explore Major by State
Below are some popular majors that are similar to nursing assistant that offer basic certificates.
|Major||Annual Degrees Awarded|
|Licensed Practical Nursing||4,917|
|Other Nursing & Nursing Assistants||654|
*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.
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