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Home Health Aides / Home Care Assistant CareersWhat a Home Health Aides / Home Care Assistant does:

Home Health Aides or Home Care Assistants provide healthcare to ill or injured individuals in the patient’s home or in a residential care facility.

Often patients are confined to their homes and need assistance to perform basic daily tasks e.g. eating, toileting, maintaining hygiene etc. The Home Care Aide assists the patient in performing such tasks.

The main duties of a Home Care Assistant/Aide include:

Education & Qualifications:
There is no formal educational required for a Home Care Assistant or Home Health Aide. Courses are available online, in local community colleges and in hospitals.

Formal qualifications allow a Home Care Aide to progress in their career and even apply for more senior positions. Programs cover subjects such as: gerontology, philosophy of long-term care, dementia management strategies, promoting independence, psychology and personal care.

Salary & Job Prospects:
Salaries range from $15,000 – $30,000 depending on position held, location and qualifications. Home Health Aides are in the top ten occupations in the US, and have the largest predicted job growth of all Allied Healthcare Positions.

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Below is a list of some of the various types of allied health careers / professions:

Links to Types of Allied Health Careers

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Dietitian / Nutritionist »
Dispensing Optician »
Electroneurodiagnostic Technician »
Emergency Medical Technician / Paramedic »
Epidemiology »
General Aide »
Genetic Counseling »
Health Information Management »
Health Care Interpreter »
Home Health Aide / Home Care »
Kinesiotherapist »
Massage Therapy »
Medical Assistant »
Medical Billing / Coding Specialist »
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Medical Laboratory Technician »
Medical Librarian »
Medical Physicist »

Medical Technologist »
Medical Transcription »
Nuclear Medicine Technologist »
Nursing Assistant »
Occupational Therapist »
Ophthalmic Technician »
Optometrist »
Osteopath »
Pathologist Assistant »
Pedorthist »
Perfusionist »
Personal Trainer »
Pharmacy Technician »
Pharmacist Careers »
Phlebotomist »
Physical Therapist »
Physician Assistant »
Podiatrist »
Public Health Inspector »
Radiation Therapist »
Radiologic Technologist »
Reflexologist »
Rehab Therapist »
Respiratory Therapist »
Social Worker »
Speech Pathologist / Therapist »
Surgical Technologist »
Therapeutic Recreation Specialist »
Ultrasound Technician / Sonographer »

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