• Personal Care Aides
  • Human Services
  • Personal care aides care for and assist people who are elderly, convalescing, or who have disabilities perform daily living activities at the person's home or in a care facility.

    What do they typically do

    • Care for and assist clients with cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer's or mental illness
    • Provide companionship by talking to, playing games with, or going for walks with clients
    • Help clients with personal hygiene tasks such as bathing, brushing teeth, and going to the bathroom
    • Help transfer clients from a bed to a wheelchair or vice versa
    • Complete housekeeping tasks like changing bed linens, washing dishes, and cleaning living areas
    • Help prepare and plan meals
    • Organize a client's schedule and plan appointments
    • Arrange transportation to doctors' offices or to the store

    Number of Jobs

    Average Annual
    Job Growth +3.0%
    Job Opening 5,688

    Job Listings

    View available jobs

    Education & Training

    • Education

      These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
      Associated Programs or Majors
      • NA
    Change 8867
Video:Personal Care Aides

careerVideo provided CareerOneStop. CareerOneStop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labour, Employment and Training Administration and the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development.