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Aide, Home Health
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesHome Health Aides provide routine, personal healthcare, such as bathing, dressing, or grooming, to elderly, convalescent, or disabled persons in the home of patients or in a residential care facility.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income $20,170 per year in 2010

Work Context & ConditionsMost full-time aides work about 40 hours a week, but because patients need care 24 hours a day, some aides work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Many work part time.

Minimum Education RequirementsVocational High School Program

SkillsActive Listening, Reading Comprehension

AbilitiesOral Expression, Problem Sensitivity, Oral Comprehension