Jobs at a nursing home may include nursing, nurse’s aide, lifestyle director, living manager and orderly. Nursing home jobs are expected to grow dramatically through 2020, as of October 2015.
Nursing home jobs fall into one of two categories: direct care nursing and non-medical staff. Many people take nursing home jobs to get experience and then leave for another job in the medical field. Others stay working in nursing homes because of the many upsides, including one-on-one patient contact, direct interaction with the patient’s family and the satisfaction of working with the elderly and infirm. Some skills necessary to work in a nursing home include patient care, infection control and time management.