• Home Health Aides
  • Health Science
  • 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

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

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +3.4%
Job Opening 5,795

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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
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