Some of the skills we found on community living assistant resumes included "medication reminders," "quality care," and "patients." We have detailed the most important community living assistant responsibilities below.
See the full list of community living assistant skills.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a community living assistant. We found that 38.0% of community living assistants have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 5.0% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While some community living assistants have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every four community living assistants were not college graduates.
The community living assistants who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied nursing and business, while a small population of community living assistants studied psychology and medical assisting services.
When you're ready to become a community living assistant, you might wonder which companies hire community living assistants. According to our research through community living assistant resumes, community living assistants are mostly hired by Greystar Real Estate Partners, Asset Living, and American Campus Communities. Now is a good time to apply as Greystar Real Estate Partners has 51 community living assistants job openings, and there are 24 at Asset Living and 9 at American Campus Communities.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, community living assistants tend to earn the biggest salaries at American Senior Benefits, Ilitch Holdings, and San Diego College of Continuing Education. Take American Senior Benefits for example. The median community living assistant salary is $49,162. At Ilitch Holdings, community living assistants earn an average of $44,260, while the average at San Diego College of Continuing Education is $40,368. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
View more details on community living assistant salaries across the United States.
We also looked into companies who hire community living assistants from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Sunrise Community, Syracuse University, and Advoserv.
For the most part, community living assistants make their living in the real estate and professional industries. Community living assistants tend to make the most in the non profits industry with an average salary of $31,450. The community living assistant annual salary in the professional and health care industries generally make $30,298 and $30,113 respectively. Additionally, community living assistants who work in the non profits industry make 5.1% more than community living assistants in the government Industry.