Caregiving is one profession that continued to grow through the recession. That’s because America is growing older by the day. Recession or no recession, an increasing number of people will be needed to care for our graying population. This is particularly true in areas with a high number of seniors. A new report by Caregiverlist.com ranks the top cities for caregiver employment, and you may be surprised to see the top city isn’t in Florida or Arizona.
The city that tops the Caregiver Employment index is Chicago, which is not known for it’s elderly population, but it is an aging city. According to U.S. Census data, the median age in Chicago is 42 years while the median age for the rest of the United States is 35 years. The relative affluence of Chicago residence may play a factor as well. In data also from the Census Bureau, Chicago was the 11th ranked major city in terms of household income. It appears that an older population combined with affluence makes cities that are perfect job markets for caregivers. Other cities that made the list feature a similar combination of older and affluent populations.
Top 10 Cities for Caregiver Employment
3. San Diego
4. Los Angeles
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