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Become A Personal Assistant

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Working As A Personal Assistant

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • $23,150

    Average Salary

What Does A Personal Assistant Do

Personal Assistants provide administrative support through undertaking a wide range of clerical and managerial tasks. They meet and greet visitors and manage phone calls, inquiries, and requests.

How To Become A Personal Assistant

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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47 Personal Assistant jobs

Erickson Living
Ashburn, VA
Personal Care Worker (Direct Care Staff)

$23,150 Estimated

Erickson Living
Ashburn, VA
CNA - All Shifts Available

$21,280 Estimated

Interim Health Care
Ashburn, VA
CHA / HHA / PCA Needed Urgently

$25,710 Estimated

Sentara Healthcare
Wakefield, VA
NP / PA FAMILY MEDICINE WAKEFIELD

$18,610 Estimated

Sentara Healthcare
Wakefield, VA
NP / PA FAMILY MEDICINE WAKEFIELD

$18,610 Estimated

Nextlocums
Washington, DC
Internal Medicine NP or PA (Washington Navy Yard,DC)

$23,150 Estimated

Nextlocums
Alexandria, VA
General Practice NP or PA (Alexandria,VA)

$23,150 Estimated

Nextlocums
Gaithersburg, MD
Family Practice NP or PA (Gaithersburg,MD)

$30,940 Estimated

Nextlocums
Silver Spring, MD
Internal Medicine NP or PA (Silver Spring,MD)

$30,940 Estimated

Nextlocums
Frederick, MD
Family Practice NP or PA (Frederick,MD)

$30,940 Estimated

Kurz Solutions
Bethesda, MD
PA / Physician Assistant / Maryland / Permanent / PA - Neurosurgery Job

$30,940 Estimated

Metro Express Transportation Services
Gaithersburg, MD
Fleet Owner based out of PA is looking for a qualified team to run their 2013 Freightliner Concordia (Gaithersburg,MD)

$30,940 Estimated

Next Medical Staffing.
Washington, DC
PA / Other / District of Columbia / Locum tenens / PA Job

$23,150 Estimated

Nextlocums
Rockville, MD
Family Practice NP or PA (Rockville,MD)

$30,940 Estimated

Metro Express Transportation Services
Silver Spring, MD
Fleet Owner based out of PA is looking for a qualified team to run their 2013 Freightliner Concordia (Silver Spring,MD)

$30,940 Estimated

Locumtenens.Com
Frederick, MD
Hospitalist PA (Frederick,MD)

$30,940 Estimated

GW Medical Faculty Associates
Washington, DC
Chief NP / PA, Hospital Based-United Medical Center

$23,150 Estimated

Locumtenens.Com
Silver Spring, MD
Hospitalist PA (Silver Spring,MD)

$30,940 Estimated

Locumtenens.Com
Derwood, MD
Hospitalist PA (Derwood,MD)

$30,940 Estimated

Cardinal Logistics Management
Frederick, MD
CDL A Truck Driver Company Drivers Newville PA

$30,940 Estimated

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Real Personal Assistant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Carlos R. Santos, MD PA Carlos R. Santos, Md Pa North Miami Beach, FL Sep 12, 2015 $76,750
Personal Assistant AJ Melino Associates Incorporated Scarsdale, NY Mar 04, 2013 $72,987
Publicist and Personal Assistant Gisele Inc. Los Angeles, CA Mar 30, 2014 $72,000
Drew E. Karp, P.A. Drew E. Karp, P.A. Fort Lauderdale, FL Oct 01, 2013 $69,351
Personal Assistant Ricardo Urbina Sr Houston, TX Jun 07, 2016 $56,576
Senior PA (SVP Technical & VP Supply Chain) Miller Brewing Company Miami, FL Aug 14, 2015 $50,000
Personal Assistant Promotivate of America, Inc. Seattle, WA Sep 01, 2015 $45,843
Personal Assistants Bradley A. Dubner, Inc. Boca Raton, FL Oct 30, 2009 $45,810
Bilingual Director of Admissions, Fundraising & PA Columbia Secondary School New York, NY Feb 22, 2010 $45,643 -
$30
Personal Assistant AJ Melino Associates Incorporated New York, NY Feb 25, 2013 $45,000
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Top Skills for A Personal Assistant

RUNErrandsHouseholdChoresPersonalAssistanceLaundryPhoneCallsCustomerServiceTravelArrangementsMealPrepFinancialPersonalCareDataEntryPayrollCompanionshipSchedulingAppointmentsDailyLivingActivitiesChildCarePersonalErrandsPersonalHygieneDoctorAppointmentsRealEstate

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Top Personal Assistant Skills

  1. RUN Errands
  2. Household Chores
  3. Personal Assistance
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Make appointments, run errands and be available 24/7.
  • Job duties included data collection and entry for tax purposes, companionship, doctor's appointments and all household chores.
  • Provide personal assistance to busy individuals by managing household and professional affairs.
  • Organize people's homes, housecleaning, laundry, make customer service calls, personal shopping.
  • Answered and directed telephone calls; filed documentation; kept up appearance of office(s); ran errands.

Top Personal Assistant Employers

What Kind Of Companies Hire a Personal Assistant

  1. Home Instead Senior Care
  2. Mr. Youth
  3. Illinois Department of Human Services
  4. Department of Human Services
  5. Department of Rehabilitation
  6. Private Client
  7. Private
  8. Private Family
  9. Right at Home
  10. Dr. Tavel Family Eye Care
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