Personal Care Aides

Prospects: Very Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth
Assist the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities with daily living activities at the person's home or in a care facility. Duties performed at a place of residence may include keeping house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals. May provide assistance at non-residential care facilities. May advise families, the elderly, convalescents, and persons with disabilities regarding such things as nutrition, cleanliness, and household activities.

Current openings

Blind Aide 8
Elderly Companion 1

Number of positions

2012: 84,320    2014: 92,690

Annual job postings

New: 4,180    Replacement: 530
(Total: 4,710)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
Less than high school

Work experience:

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.