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Working As An Aide

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • $25,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Aide Do

Personal care aides help clients with self-care and everyday tasks. They also provide social supports and assistance that enable clients to participate in their communities.

Duties

Personal care aides typically do the following:

  • Care for and assist clients with cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer’s or mental illness
  • Engage clients by talking to or playing games with them, or by taking them for walks
  • Help clients with hygiene-related tasks, such as bathing, brushing teeth, and going to the bathroom
  • Transfer clients to and from a bed or a wheelchair
  • Complete housekeeping tasks, such as changing bed linens, washing dishes, and cleaning living areas
  • Help prepare and plan meals
  • Assist with organizing a client’s schedule and schedule appointments
  • Arrange transportation to and from doctors’ offices or the store
  • Help clients pay bills or manage money
  • Shop for personal items and groceries
  • Assist clients in going to work and participating in their communities

Personal care aides—also called caregivers and personal attendants—help clients with self-care and daily activities. Personal care aides perform tasks that are similar to those of home health aides. However, personal care aides cannot provide any medical services, whereas home health aides may provide basic medical services.

Direct support professionals work with people who have developmental or intellectual disabilities. They may help create a behavior plan and teach self-care skills, such as doing laundry or cooking meals. They may also provide other personal assistance services.

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How To Become An Aide

Most personal care aides are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for personal care aides, but most aides have a high school diploma.

Education

Although there are no formal education requirements for personal care aides, employers may prefer candidates with a high school diploma.

Training

Aides may be trained on the job by registered nurses, other personal care aides, or their direct employer. They are trained in specific tasks, such as how to work with a client who has a cognitive impairment and how to assist a client in preparing meals.

Most employers require aides to have training or certification in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Important Qualities

Detail oriented. Personal care aides must follow specific rules and protocols to help take care of clients. They must pay close attention to a client’s medical condition, quickly noting any changes that may require assistance from medical personnel.

Integrity. Personal care aides should make clients feel comfortable when the aides tend to personal activities, such as helping a client bathe. In addition, personal care aides must be dependable and trustworthy so that clients and their families can rely on them.

Interpersonal skills. Sometimes clients are in extreme pain or distress, and aides must be sensitive to their emotions. Aides must be compassionate, and they must enjoy helping people.

Physical stamina. Personal care aides should be comfortable performing physical tasks. They often need to lift or turn clients who have a disability.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Personal care aides may be required to complete a formal training program depending on the state where they work, and state laws vary widely in terms of the requirements that must be met. Some states and organizations may conduct background checks on prospective aides. A competency evaluation also may be required to ensure that the aide can perform certain tasks.

There are no federal training requirements for personal care aides. For specific state requirements, contact the state’s health board.

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Average Yearly Salary
$25,000
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$20,000
Min 10%
$25,000
Median 50%
$25,000
Median 50%
$25,000
Median 50%
$25,000
Median 50%
$25,000
Median 50%
$25,000
Median 50%
$25,000
Median 50%
$31,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
CentraState Healthcare System
Highest Paying City
Belmont, MA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
1.9 years
How much does an Aide make at top companies?
The national average salary for an Aide in the United States is $25,660 per year or $12 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $20,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $31,000.

Real Aide Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Professional Aide Michigan State University East Lansing, MI Sep 08, 2011 $56,766
Professional Aide Michigan State University East Lansing, MI Sep 08, 2010 $52,000
Regulatory Aide Weill Cornell Medical College New York, NY Jul 13, 2013 $51,236
Professional Aide Michigan State University East Lansing, MI Jan 01, 2016 $37,566
Private Duty Aide Alfred Fenaughty Long Beach, CA Apr 11, 2015 $28,579
Senior Behavioral Intervention Aide Nationwide Children's Hospital, Inc. Columbus, OH Jan 28, 2013 $24,787
Senior Behavioral Intervention Aide Nationwide Children's Hospital, Inc. Westerville, OH Aug 20, 2012 $24,787
Habiliation Aide Hoosier Care, Inc. Champaign, IL Oct 23, 2009 $20,384
Universal Aide Maria Joseph Manor Inc. Danville, PA Oct 02, 2007 $19,013
Habilitation Aide Hoosier Care Inc. Champaign, IL Mar 26, 2009 $16,174
Habilitation Aide Hoosier Care Inc. Champaign, IL Mar 27, 2009 $16,174
Habilitation Aide Hoosier Care Inc. Champaign, IL Apr 21, 2009 $16,174
Habilitation Aide Hoosier Care Inc. Champaign, IL Apr 24, 2009 $16,174
Habilitation Aide Hoosier Care Inc. Champaign, IL Apr 17, 2009 $16,174
Habilitation Aide Hoosier Care Inc. Champaign, IL Jun 26, 2009 $16,174

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Top Skills for An Aide

  1. Behavioral Issues
  2. Ensure Safety
  3. Special Needs
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided academic and behavioral support to third grade student whose emotional and behavioral issues affected learning in classroom setting.
  • Performed regular monitoring and evaluation of facilities and activities to ensure safety of environment and quality of programming.
  • Provide extra assistance to students with special needs, such as non-English-speaking students or those with physical and mental disabilities.
  • Cared for elderly residents including daily hygiene and personal care activities.
  • Guided and trained residents to acquire appropriate daily independent living skills and monitored their progression.

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Top 10 Best States for Aides

  1. Alaska
  2. New Jersey
  3. Vermont
  4. Rhode Island
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Minnesota
  7. Wyoming
  8. North Dakota
  9. Maine
  10. New Hampshire
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  • (69 jobs)
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Aide Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 58,984 Aide resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Aide Demographics

Gender

Female

64.1%

Male

22.4%

Unknown

13.5%
Ethnicity

White

62.6%

Hispanic or Latino

15.9%

Black or African American

11.6%

Asian

6.4%

Unknown

3.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

65.6%

French

9.1%

Italian

2.2%

Japanese

2.2%

Arabic

2.1%

Chinese

2.0%

German

2.0%

Portuguese

1.9%

Mandarin

1.7%

Hindi

1.6%

Russian

1.6%

Tagalog

1.2%

Urdu

1.2%

Cantonese

1.2%

Vietnamese

1.0%

Polish

0.9%

Greek

0.7%

Hebrew

0.7%

Korean

0.6%

Hmong

0.5%
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Aide Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

19.2%

Michigan State University

10.1%

Kaplan University

6.0%

Ashford University

5.3%

Liberty University

5.1%

The Academy

4.5%

Ohio State University

4.3%

Hofstra University

4.2%

Grand Canyon University

3.9%

Baker College

3.9%

Miami University

3.8%

Montgomery College

3.7%

Everest Institute

3.5%

New York University

3.4%

Nassau Community College

3.3%

Arizona State University

3.3%

Fresno City College

3.2%

Monroe Community College

3.2%

Towson University

3.1%

Duquesne University

3.1%
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Majors

Business

12.5%

Psychology

10.9%

Nursing

10.4%

Criminal Justice

7.5%

Medical Assisting Services

7.2%

Health Care Administration

5.2%

General Studies

4.4%

Social Work

4.3%

Education

4.2%

Liberal Arts

3.9%

Elementary Education

3.6%

Human Services

3.5%

Early Childhood Education

3.1%

Accounting

3.1%

Communication

2.9%

Biology

2.7%

Special Education

2.7%

Kinesiology

2.7%

Sociology

2.6%

Nursing Assistants

2.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

34.9%

Other

29.5%

Associate

14.2%

Masters

11.1%

Certificate

6.0%

Diploma

2.5%

Doctorate

1.1%

License

0.7%
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