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Health Assistant Demographics in the US

The average employee age for health assistants is 37 years. The health assistant workforce reached a whopping 8,912 in 2020!

Among health assistants, we discovered that 76.8% of them are women, while 18.5% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among health assistants is White, which makes up 54.3% of all health assistants. Comparatively, there are 24.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Health Assistant Statistics and Facts in the US

After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 8,912 health assistants currently employed in the United States.
  • 76.8% of all health assistants are women, while only 18.5% are men.
  • The average age of an employed health assistant is 37 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of health assistants is White (54.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (24.7%) and Black or African American (9.8%).
  • The majority of health assistants are located in SC, Columbia and NY, New York.
  • Health assistants are most in-demand in Hoffman Estates, IL.
  • Health assistants are paid an average annual salary of $30,493.
  • The non profits industry is the highest-paying for health assistants.
  • Sunnyvale, CA pays an annual average wage of $42,262, the highest in the US.
  • Health assistants average starting salary is $19,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 95% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid health assistants earn as much as $46,000 or more.
  • 10% of all health assistants are LGBT.
  • Minnesota is the best state for health assistants to live.
  • Health assistants are more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies.

Health Assistant Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among health assistants is White, which makes up 54.3% of all health assistants. Comparatively, there are 24.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

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  • White, 54.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 24.7%
  • Black or African American, 9.8%
  • Asian, 7.5%
  • Unknown, 3.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.7%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Health Assistants

The chart below shows that 70.7% of health assistants speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 7.6% and Portuguese is the third-most popular at 3.3%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 70.7%
  • French, 7.6%
  • Portuguese, 3.3%
  • Hindi, 2.7%
  • Italian, 2.2%
  • Other, 13.5%

Types of Health Assistant Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for health assistants. The most common degree for health assistants is bachelor's degree. In fact, 36% of health assistants earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 17% and rounding it off is high school diploma with 8%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 36%
  • Associate degree, 17%
  • High School Diploma degree, 8%
  • Masters degree, 6%
  • Other Degrees, 33%

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Health Assistant Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ health assistants. We found that the most common company type is education. In addition, the industry that employs the most health assistants is the health care industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire health assistants.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Health Assistant Work In

Employees with the health assistant job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most health assistants prefer to work at education companies over private companies.

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Private

Education

Government

Public

Top Industries Hiring Health Assistants

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ health assistants. Those industries include health care, education and non profits.

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Health Care

Education

Non Profits

Fortune 500

Technology

Health Assistant Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as health assistants. Keep reading to find out what the results for health assistants were.

Health Assistant Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among health assistants.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Health Assistant Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the health assistant position over time.

Male
Female
17%
14%
11%
9%
6%
3%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Health Assistant Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of health assistants changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Average Age of a Health Assistant Based On Race And Gender

We determined the average age of health assistants based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

The Average Number of Years That Health Assistant Stay in a Job

By looking over 4,107 health assistants resumes, we figured out that the average health assistant enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 31%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Health Assistant Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of health assistant employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of health assistants is 40+ years old, which represents 38% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Health Assistant Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, delivery technician and donations attendant have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Pathology Transcriptionist5%92%
Certified Registered Dental Assistant6%92%
Radiology Transcriptionist7%90%
Health Assistant19%77%
Masseur70%24%
Donations Attendant74%20%
Delivery Technician84%13%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Delivery Technician
Donations Attendant
Masseur
Health Assistant
Radiology Transcriptionist
Certified Registered Dental Assistant
Pathology Transcriptionist
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Health Assistants with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to health assistants.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Expanded Function Dental Assistant8.63%
Health Assistant9.55%
Hospice Aide9.76%
Occupational Therapy Assistant18.94%
Physical Therapy Technician19.15%
Therapeutic Massage Technician29.59%

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Health Assistant Gender Pay Gap

male-income
Male Income
$32,223
female-income
Female Income
$30,635

Health Assistant Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and Hispanic or Latino men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$33,254
$32,655
$32,056
$31,458
$30,859
$30,260
$29,661
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Health Assistant Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Bachelor's Degree$30,944
High School Diploma or Less$31,046
Some College/ Associate Degree$31,254
Master's Degree$41,169

Health Assistant Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$43,922
$41,169
$38,417
$35,665
$32,913
$30,160
$27,408
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

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Health Assistant Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a health assistant can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of health assistants is $31,548. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Health Assistants Earn The Most?

The map here shows where health assistants earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Health Assistants Located?

By looking through more than 4,107 resumes, we found that the most popular places for health assistants are SC, Columbia and NY, New York.

Number of Health Assistants

Where Are Health Assistants In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country health assistants are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings