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8.2 million direct care job openings expected by 2028, outpacing available workers

About 8.2 million direct care job openings are expected between 2018 and 2028, with more than half of those openings expected to be in home care, according to a recent report from PHI.

The report projects there will be about 4.7 million job openings in home care within that same period, according to the report.

Overall, direct care is expected to add more jobs than any other U.S. occupation in that time frame.

PHI recommends improving compensation and building the workforce pipeline to address the growing need in the direct care space.

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