|Quick Facts: Home Health and Personal Care Aides|
$27,080 per year
$13.02 per hour
|High school diploma or equivalent|
|Short-term on-the-job training|
|34% (Much faster than average)|
Home health and personal care aides monitor the condition of people with disabilities or chronic illnesses and help them with daily living activities.
Home health and personal care aides work in a variety of settings, including clients’ homes, group homes, and day services programs. Most aides work full time, although part-time work is common. Work schedules may vary.
Home health and personal care aides typically need a high school diploma or equivalent, but some positions do not require it. Those working in certified home health or hospice agencies may need to complete formal training or pass a standardized test.
The median annual wage for home health and personal care aides was $27,080 in May 2020.
Overall employment of home health and personal care aides is projected to grow 34 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the baby-boom generation ages and the elderly population grows, the demand for the services of home health and personal care aides will continue to increase.
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