|Quick Facts: Home Health Aides and Personal Care Aides|
$24,060 per year
$11.57 per hour
|High school diploma or equivalent|
|Short-term on-the-job training|
|36% (Much faster than average)|
Home health aides and personal care aides help people with disabilities, chronic illnesses, or cognitive impairment by assisting in their daily living activities.
Home health aides and personal care aides work in a variety of settings, including clients’ homes, group homes, and day services programs.
Home health aides and personal care aides typically need a high school diploma or equivalent, though some positions do not require it. Those working in certified home health or hospice agencies must complete formal training and pass a standardized test.
The median annual wage for home health aides was $24,200 in May 2018.
The median annual wage for personal care aides was $24,020 in May 2018.
Employment of home health aides and personal care aides is projected to grow 36 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the baby-boom population ages and the elderly population grows, the demand for the services of home health aides and personal care aides will continue to increase.
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