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Summary

ActivitiesHome Health Aides provide routine, personal healthcare, such as bathing, dressing, or grooming, to elderly, convalescent, or disabled persons in the home of patients or in a residential care facility.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income $20,170 per year in 2010

Work Context & ConditionsMost full-time aides work about 40 hours a week, but because patients need care 24 hours a day, some aides work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Many work part time.

Minimum Education RequirementsVocational High School Program

SkillsActive Listening, Reading Comprehension

AbilitiesOral Expression, Problem Sensitivity, Oral Comprehension

     
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