Nursing and Residential Care Facilities

OJT for Nursing and Residential Care Facilities: NAICS 623

The Nursing and Residential Care Facilities subsector is part of the Health Care and Social Assistance sector.

The Nursing and Residential Care Facilities subsector includes the following industries:

  • Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
  • Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
  • Other Residential Care Facilities

Subsector Context

The following chart breaks down the parent sector into its subsectors. It shows the percentage of people that these subsectors employ, relative to the entire sector, and the projected growth of these subsectors through 2026.

Largest Occupations

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in size, for this subsector through 2026. It also shows the educational requirements and OJT requirements for these top-sized occupations. The OJT.com training directory provides a listing of the state-by-state training providers that can fulfill your on-the-job training requirements.

Largest Occupations in Subsector, Projected for 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Nursing assistants 854.4 22.8 7.6 Postsecondary nondegree award None
Personal care aides 473.5 12.7 27.4 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 293.3 7.8 7.1 Postsecondary nondegree award None
Home health aides 253.1 6.8 28.1 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Registered nurses 221.2 5.9 7.0 Bachelor’s degree None
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 132.3 3.5 12.9 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Food servers, nonrestaurant 113.9 3.0 17.5 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 106.6 2.8 14.5 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Recreation workers 68.9 1.8 12.1 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Social and human service assistants 61.8 1.7 13.4 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training

Growth Occupations

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in growth, for this subsector through 2026. It also shows the educational requirements and OJT requirements for these top-growth occupations. The OJT.com training directory provides a listing of the state-by-state training providers that can fulfill your on-the-job training requirements.

Highest Growth Occupations in Subsector, Projected thru 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Medical assistants 21.6 0.6 32.1 Postsecondary nondegree award None
Bartenders 0.5 0.0 31.4 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Counter and rental clerks 0.2 0.0 30.4 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Cooks, restaurant 0.7 0.0 30.2 No formal educational credential Moderate-term on-the-job training
Waiters and waitresses 22.2 0.6 29.1 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 7.7 0.2 29.1 Bachelor’s degree None
Home health aides 253.1 6.8 28.1 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 2.0 0.1 27.5 No formal educational credential None
Personal care aides 473.5 12.7 27.4 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians 0.1 0.0 27.4 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training

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