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.
Median Annual Wage: $20,440
Education: High school diploma or equivalent (54%); Some college, no degree (17%); Less than high school diploma (17%)
Projected Growth: Much faster than average (22% or higher)
Related Job Titles: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA); Caregiver; Patient Care Assistant (PCA); Personal Care Assistant (PCA); Home Care Aide; Personal Care Aide; Personal Care Attendant (PCA); Home Health Care Provider; Medication Aide; Resident Care Assistant (RCA)