There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being an elder. For example, did you know that they make an average of $14.39 an hour? That's $29,926 a year!
There are certain skills that many elders have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed interpersonal skills, physical stamina and detail oriented.
When it comes to the most important skills required to be an elder, we found that a lot of resumes listed 16.5% of elders included personal care, while 14.7% of resumes included health care, and 10.6% of resumes included vital signs. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.
When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the elder job title. But what industry to start with? Most elders actually find jobs in the health care and non profits industries.
If you're interested in becoming an elder, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 34.7% of elders have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 16.3% of elders have master's degrees. Even though most elders have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.
Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become an elder. When we researched the most common majors for an elder, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or master's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on elder resumes include high school diploma degrees or associate degree degrees.
You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become an elder. In fact, many elder jobs require experience in a role such as cashier. Meanwhile, many elders also have previous career experience in roles such as administrative assistant or sales associate.
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As you move along in your career, you may start taking on more responsibilities or notice that you've taken on a leadership role. Using our career map, an elder can determine their career goals through the career progression. For example, they could start out with a role such as certified nursing assistant, progress to a title such as registered nurse and then eventually end up with the title nursing director.
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The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 16.5% of elders listed personal care on their resume, but soft skills such as interpersonal skills and physical stamina are important as well.