Home Health Aides

General Information

Description

Monitor the health status of an individual with disabilities or illness, and address their health-related needs, such as changing bandages, dressing wounds, or administering medication. Work is performed under the direction of offsite or intermittent onsite licensed nursing staff. Provide assistance with routine healthcare tasks or activities of daily living, such as feeding, bathing, toileting, or ambulation. May also help with tasks such as preparing meals, doing light housekeeping, and doing laundry depending on the patient's abilities.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit75.69%
  2. Private, not for profit10.11%
  3. State and local government8.01%
  4. Self-employed5.23%
  5. Federal government0.70%
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Salary

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 62%
  • Post-secondary certificate 20%
  • Associate's degree 8%
  • Some college 7%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Psychology
  • Education and Training
  • Administration and Management
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