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Personal Care Aides

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Assist the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities with daily living activities at the person's home or in a care facility. Duties performed at a place of residence may include keeping house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals. May provide assistance at non-residential care facilities. May advise families, the elderly, convalescents, and persons with disabilities regarding such things as nutrition, cleanliness, and household activities.


  • Job opportunities are expected to be excellent because of rapid growth in home healthcare and high replacement needs.
  • Training requirements vary from State to State, the type of home services agency, and funding source covering the costs of services.
  • Many of these workers work part time and weekends or evenings to suit the needs of their clients.


Personality I like helping others
Salary $19,730/yr ($9.87/hr)
Job Outlook Bright
Education High School diploma