• Home Health Aides
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 20,390
    $16,650 range bar $26,780
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Home health aides help people who have disabilities, chronic illnesses, or cognitive impairments. They often help older adults who need assistance. In some states, they may be able to give medication or check vital signs.

What do they typically do

  • Arrange transportation to doctors' offices or for other kinds of outings
  • Help clients in their daily personal tasks, such as bathing or dressing
  • Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises or in the use of braces or artificial limbs
  • Organize a client's schedule and plan appointments
  • Provide companionship
  • Do light housekeeping, such as laundry, washing dishes, and vacuuming in a client's home
  • Shop for groceries and prepare meals to a client's dietary specifications
  • Provide basic health-related services according to a client's needs, such as checking vital signs or administering prescribed medication at scheduled times

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.6%
Job Opening 4,313

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