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Aide, Nursing, Orderlies and Attendants
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesProvide basic patient care under the direction of nursing staff. Perform duties, such as feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, or moving patients and changing linens.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$24,010 per year in May 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 RequirementsGeneral High School Program

SkillsInstructing, Active Listening, Service Orientation, Time Management, Coordination, Speaking

AbilitiesOral Expression, Problem Sensitivity, Oral Comprehension