Some of the skills we found on companion resumes included "companionship," "patients," and "home health." We have detailed the most important companion responsibilities below.
See the full list of companion skills.
Before becoming a companion, 26.8% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 3.2% companions went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, some companions have a college degree. But about one out of every three companions didn't attend college at all.
Those companions who do attend college, typically earn either nursing degrees or business degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for companions include medical assisting services degrees or psychology degrees.
When you're ready to become a companion, you might wonder which companies hire companions. According to our research through companion resumes, companions are mostly hired by CARE, Petco Holdings, Inc., and Lifesteps. Now is a good time to apply as CARE has 2,421 companions job openings, and there are 168 at Petco Holdings, Inc. and 62 at Lifesteps.
Since salary is important to some companions, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Merck, Boehringer Ingelheim, and AbbVie. If you were to take a closer look at Merck, you'd find that the average companion salary is $45,552. Then at Boehringer Ingelheim, companions receive an average salary of $38,761, while the salary at AbbVie is $37,145.
View more details on companion salaries across the United States.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a companion include Private Inc, Home Instead, and At Home Care. These three companies were found to hire the most companions from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
The industries that companions fulfill the most roles in are the health care and non profits industries. But the highest companion annual salary is in the non profits industry, averaging $30,973. In the health care industry they make $28,973 and average about $27,370 in the government industry. In conclusion, companions who work in the non profits industry earn a 6.3% higher salary than companions in the professional industry.