These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Home Health Aids

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Former Jobs, Rankings - 12 months ago
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It’s tough to be a home health aid nowadays, and more and more of them are losing confidence in their own profession.

While the amount of people majoring in courses preparing people for a job as a home health aid isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become home health aids in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.

With so many home health aids no longer sticking around, this begs the question:

What are they all doing now?

We were curious, so we looked through the resumes of former home health aids to see what kind of jobs they were moving into after leaving the field. There were thousands of answers, so we made the cutoff at the top 100 jobs.

The full list of those jobs can be found below.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten most common jobs for former home health aids:

  1. Certified Nursing Assistant
  2. Customer Service Representative
  3. Registered Nurse
  4. Cashier
  5. Sales Associate
  6. Medical Assistant
  7. Licensed Practical Nurse
  8. Administrative Assistant
  9. Pharmacist Technician
  10. Direct Support Professional

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a home health aid would have or being a stepping stone to a different career.

Here’s the thing about these jobs though — as a list, they’re kind of boring as hell. They’re pretty much exactly what you’d expect a lot of former home health aids to do.

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But given that there are some very surprising and interesting items on this list, we’ve decided to highlight a few of those instead.

Here are some of the most interesting jobs of former home health aids:

  1. Direct Support Professional
  2. Housekeeper
  3. Patient Care Technician
  4. Personal Care Assistant
  5. Patient Care Assistant
  6. Preschool Teacher
  7. Personal Assistant
  8. Phlebotomist
  9. Unit Secretary
  10. Resident Assistant

Some of these items are admittedly more attractive than one another as far as actually working the job goes, but one way or another, you’ve got to admit they’re eye-catching.

How We Determined the Most Common Jobs of Former Home Health Aids

Using resume information from our database of over 7 million resumes, we looked at all resumes that listed home health aid under their work history. Then we looked at which jobs showed up on their work histories following their stints as a home health aid, sorting them by their most frequent.

That’s how we made the initial ranked list.

To make our list of most interesting jobs, we looked through the ranked list to see if any positions:

  • Showed up in fewer than 1% of all new jobs
  • And, were not part of the 100 most common jobs in our database

That’s all for how we did it — below you’ll find the full ranked list of the most common jobs of former home health aids.

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Home Health Aids

Job Title Rank %
Certified Nursing Assistant 1 6.47%
Customer Service Representative 2 3.44%
Registered Nurse 3 2.84%
Cashier 4 2.44%
Sales Associate 5 1.84%
Medical Assistant 6 1.6%
Licensed Practical Nurse 7 1.53%
Administrative Assistant 8 1.06%
Pharmacist Technician 9 0.8%
Direct Support Professional 10 0.79%
Internship 11 0.75%
Substitute Teacher 12 0.62%
Office Assistant 13 0.61%
Security Officer 14 0.58%
Receptionist 15 0.56%
Office Manager 16 0.55%
Server 17 0.55%
Volunteer 18 0.52%
Customer Service Trainer 19 0.51%
Assistant Manager 20 0.5%
Teacher Assistant 21 0.48%
Manager 22 0.47%
Housekeeper 23 0.47%
Teacher 24 0.44%
Crew Member 25 0.44%
Patient Care Technician 26 0.41%
Certified Nurses’ Aide 27 0.37%
Warehouse Associate 28 0.37%
Supervisor 29 0.37%
Personal Care Assistant 30 0.37%
Sales Representative 31 0.36%
Patient Care Assistant 32 0.36%
Technician 33 0.35%
Preschool Teacher 34 0.34%
Machine Operator 35 0.34%
Personal Assistant 36 0.33%
Billing Specialist 37 0.33%
Phlebotomist 38 0.33%
Case Manager 39 0.31%
Unit Secretary 40 0.31%
Aide 41 0.28%
Resident Assistant 42 0.28%
Call Center Representative 43 0.28%
Direct Care Worker 44 0.27%
Driver 45 0.27%
Assistant 46 0.26%
Security Guard 47 0.26%
Team Leader 48 0.25%
Residential Counselor 49 0.25%
Production Worker 50 0.25%
Warehouse Worker 51 0.25%
Customer Service Associate 52 0.24%
Cleaner 53 0.23%
Front Desk Receptionist 54 0.22%
Nanny 55 0.22%
Senior Technician Specialist 56 0.22%
Waitress 57 0.22%
Clerk 58 0.22%
Ship Worker 59 0.21%
Medical Assistant Externship 60 0.21%
Nurse 61 0.2%
Direct Care Staffer 62 0.2%
Counselor 63 0.2%
Staff Nurse 64 0.2%
Occupational Therapist 65 0.19%
Specialist 66 0.19%
Coordinator 67 0.19%
Dietary Aide 68 0.18%
Associate 69 0.18%
Cook 70 0.18%
Shift Supervisor 71 0.18%
In-Home Childcare Provider 72 0.18%
Nurses’ Aide 73 0.17%
Customer Care Representative 74 0.17%
Secretary 75 0.17%
Companion 76 0.17%
Office Administrator 77 0.17%
Store Manager 78 0.17%
Owner/Operator 79 0.16%
Lead Teacher 80 0.16%
Customer Service Specialist 81 0.16%
Mental Health Technician 82 0.16%
Data Entry Associate 83 0.15%
Med Technician 84 0.15%
Certified Pharmacist Technician 85 0.15%
Owner 86 0.15%
Sales Associate And Customer Service 87 0.15%
Career Manager 88 0.15%
Packer 89 0.15%
Picker 90 0.15%
Activity Assistant 91 0.15%
Teacher Aide 92 0.15%
Custodian 93 0.15%
Medical Records Clerk 94 0.15%
Consultant 95 0.15%
Dental Assistant 96 0.14%
Assembler 97 0.14%
Teller 98 0.14%
Hospice Aide 99 0.14%
Physical Therapist Assistant 100 0.14%