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Aide, Personal and Home-Care
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ActivitiesAssist elderly or disabled adults with daily living activities at the person's home or in a daytime non-residential facility. Duties performed at a place of residence may include keeping house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals. May provide meals and supervised activities at non-residential care facilities. May advise families, the elderly, and disabled on such things as nutrition, cleanliness, and household utilities.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$20,170 per year in 2010

Work Context & ConditionsThe personal and home care aide’s daily routine may vary. Aides may go to the same home every day for months or even years.

Minimum Education RequirementsGeneral High School Program

SkillsSocial Perceptiveness, Monitoring, Critical Thinking, Active Listening, Service Orientation, Time Management, Coordination, Reading Comprehension, Speaking

AbilitiesProblem Sensitivity, Speech Clarity, Oral Comprehension