Home Health Aides

Prospects: Very Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth
Provide routine individualized healthcare such as changing bandages and dressing wounds, and applying topical medications to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient’s home or in a care facility. Monitor or report changes in health status. May also provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.

Current openings

Home Health Attendant 74

Number of positions

2012: 84,390    2014: 93,070

Annual job postings

New: 4,340    Replacement: 950
(Total: 5,290)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
$16,910
($8/hour)
Middle:
$19,020
($9/hour)
Up to:
$21,730
($10/hour)
Average:
$20,120
($9/hour)

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
Less than high school

Work experience:
None

On-the-job training:
Short-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers

 

Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.