Long-Term Care: There are more Americans aged 65 and older right now than at any other time in US history.
An estimated 10,000 Americans turn 65 each day, a number that will remain steady for the next 20 years while the 65+ population soars from 40 million in 2010 to 72 million in 2030. In 2010, older Americans made up 13% of the entire population. In 2030, the segment will rise to 19.3%.
Compare this extraordinary growth to the 20 years prior and following. Between 1990 and 2010, older Americans only grew from 12.6% to 13% of the total population, and between 2030 and 2050, the group will grow from 19.3% to 20.2% of the population. Both of these time-frames show older Americans as a percent of total population grow by less than 1 point, while the current 2010 to 2030 time will see an astounding 6.3 point jump.
What all of this means is that there’s a real demand for qualified workers in the long term care industry, and it’s only going to intensify for the next 20 years. This is an exciting time in our field and we at LTCExam.com want to help you be a part of it. Our quizzes and tests will help you gauge when you’re ready to take and pass the NAB Exam, the first step toward reaching your goals and launching a career in this thriving industry.