• Personal Care Aides
  • Human Services
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 23,211
    $17,431 range bar $31,883
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • 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

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

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +2.5%
Job Opening 6,098

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Caregiver, Home Care Aide, Medication Aide, Patient Care Assistant (PCA), Personal Care Aide, Personal Care Assistant (PCA), Personal Care Attendant (PCA), Resident Care Assistant (RCA)
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Education & Training

  • Education

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

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