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Nursing Support and Care WorkerAlternative titles

Kaiāwhina Tapuhi/Kaimahi Atawhai

This job is sometimes referred to as:

Home Aide
Hospital Orderly
Nurse Aide

Nursing support and care workers provide assistance, support and care to people in a variety of health, welfare and community settings, and in their homes.

Contact us

Call us on 0800 222 733

Pay

Nursing support and care workers with one to two years’ experience usually earn

$31K-$34K
per year
Nursing support and care workers with two to four years’ experience usually earn


$36K-$39K
per year
Source: District Health Boards/New Zealand Nurses Organisation, 'Nursing and Midwifery Multi-Employer Collective Agreement (MECA)', September 2011

How many people are doing this job?

Year 2012
40,106
Year 2011
41,092
Year 2010
40,629
Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, '2003-2012 Occupation Data' (prepared for Careers New Zealand), 2012.

Job opportunities

Good

Chances of getting a job as a nursing support and care worker are good due to increasing demand for their services.


Karen McIntyre and a colleague standing on either side of a hospital bed, tucking sheets in

Karen McIntyre and a colleague making a patient's bed

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Updated 4 Nov 2013