Health care assistants, otherwise known as auxiliary nurses, or support workers, perform various patient care and administrative duties in medical settings. They assist with taking and delivering blood samples. They help move patients with mobility problems from one place to another. Also, they oversee the proper storage and sterilization of all equipment used in medical facilities. Aside from that, they spend most of their time with patients monitoring and recording changes in their health. Additionally, they oversee the hygiene needs of patients, serve their meals, and check vital signs.
Health care assistants find employment in hospitals, nursing homes, and in-home healthcare facilities. Potential employers require a high school diploma and completion of a certificate program or an associate's degree in medical assistance. This role requires skills such as communication, empathy, multitasking, and patient-care skills. Additional certifications are a plus. This job pays $35,620 yearly, which is between the range of $26,000 and $49,000.