Home Health Aide Job Market
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Home health aides wear a lot of hats. They’re companions, healthcare professionals, life coaches, and—in many ways— therapists.
Here’s a breakdown of their responsibilities:
Assisting clients with daily tasks like bathing, dressing, organizing, and scheduling appointments
Taking and recording vitals
Vacuuming, washing dishes, doing laundry, etc.
Most home health aides work in clients’ homes, while others work in small group homes or larger care facilities. Most work full time and some may work weekends / holidays depending on their clients’ needs.
The salary for this role varies based on location and experience, but according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national median income is $24,000.*
Home health aides are one of the fastest growing career choices in the healthcare industry right now. In the next 10 years, experts predict a 36% growth.*