Home Health Aide

What Does A Home Health Aide Do?

Home health aides and personal care aides help people with disabilities, chronic illnesses, or cognitive impairment by assisting in their daily living activities. They often help older adults who need assistance.

How Do I Become A Home Health Aide?

Employers generally require candidates to have at least a high school diploma, but may prefer those who earn a Home Health Aide certificate.  These are typically earned through community colleges, and may take up to a year to complete.

What is the Average Salary For A Home Health Aide?

High – 31,000
Median – 23,000
Low – 18,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Home Health Aide?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Psychology

What Is The Work Environment For A Home Health Aide?

Home Health Aides usually work for home healthcare services or services for the elderly or disabled.  They usually work in clients’ homes, although some may work in small group homes or larger care communities.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Home Health Aide?

The job outlook for this position looks excellent over the next 10 years because of the aging population.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degree Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Home Health Aide?