Personal Care Aides

General Information

Description

Provide personalized assistance to individuals with disabilities or illness who require help with personal care and activities of daily living support (e.g., feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, and ambulation). May also provide help with tasks such as preparing meals, doing light housekeeping, and doing laundry. Work is performed in various settings depending on the needs of the care recipient and may include locations such as their home, place of work, out in the community, or at a daytime nonresidential facility.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit58.25%
  2. State and local government17.08%
  3. Private, not for profit13.59%
  4. Self-employed9.34%
  5. Federal government1.05%
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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 53%
  • Less than high school 17%
  • Some college 16%
  • Master's degree 6%
  • Post-secondary certificate 4%
  • Bachelor's degree 1%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Psychology
  • English Language
  • Education and Training
  • Therapy and Counseling
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