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Average Annual Salary for Home Health Aides:

Median hourly earnings of nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants were $10.09 in May 2004 and the 10% of this industry earned more than $14.02 an hour. This is a good starting position for someone while there are in a professional nursing education program.

Necessary Education for Home Health Aides Career:

Nursing and psychiatric aide training is offered in vocational-technical centers.


What is a Home Health Aides in a nutshell?

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.

Types of Home Health Aides jobs:

  • Childcare Workers
  • Medical Assistants
  • Personal & Home Care Aides

Home Health Aides Skills & Responsibilities:

  • Accompany clients to doctor's offices and on other trips outside the home, providing transportation, assistance and companionship.
  • Administer prescribed oral medications under written direction of physician or as directed by home care nurse and aide.
  • Care for children who are disabled or who have sick or disabled parents.

Future Outlook for Home Health Aides:

Numerous job openings for nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides will arise from a combination of fast employment growth and high replacement needs. Overall employment of nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides is projected to grow much faster than average for all occupations through the year 2014, although individual occupational growth rates will vary.

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