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Overview
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Personal care aides help the elderly, people with disabilities, and others who need assistance with daily tasks such as bathing, dressing, and housekeeping responsibilities. They work in private homes and group facilities. Nearly 1.4 million personal care aides are employed in the United States. Aides are also called homemakers, home care aides, caregivers, companions, and personal attendants.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $50,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Helpful

Organized

Career Ladder
Geriatric Care Manager

Supervisor or Manager

Experienced Personal Care Aide

Entry-Level Personal Care Aide