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Home Health Care Aides


Home health care aides, also known as home health aides or home care attendants, serve elderly and infirm persons by visiting them in their homes and caring for them. Working under the supervision of nurses or social workers, they perform various household chores that clients are unable to do for themselves as well as attend to patients' personal needs. Although they work primarily with the elderly, home health care aides also assist clients with developmental or intellectual disabilities (these professionals are known as direct support professionalsor those needing help with small children. There are 831,800 home health aides in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $50,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma




Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits




Career Ladder
Home Health Care Aide-Supervisor

Home Health Care Aide-Specialist

Home Health Care Aide

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