Provide routine individualized healthcare such as changing bandages and dressing wounds, and applying topical medications to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient's home or in a care facility. Monitor or report changes in health status. May also provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.
Median Annual Wage: $21,380
Education: High school diploma or equivalent (63%); Post-secondary certificate (21%); Associate's degree (9%)
Projected Growth: Much faster than average (22% or higher)
Related Job Titles: Home Health Aide (HHA); Home Health Provider; Caregiver; Certified Nurses Aide (CNA); Certified Medical Aide (CMA); Home Care Aide; Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA); Home Attendant; Hospice/Home Health Aide; In Home Caregiver