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.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other||Sarver Apartment Rentals LLC.||Cranberry, PA||Jun 10, 2013||$39,582|
|Personal Care and Service Workers||Oliver Monsanto||Fanwood, NJ||Oct 16, 2008||$29,218|
|Personal Care and Service Worker||Jean-Wilbert Donnay||Montgomery, NJ||Sep 07, 2011||$26,964|
|Personal Care & Service Worker||WAEL Jadallah||West Orange, NJ||May 28, 2008||$24,627|
|Personal Care and Service Worke||MR. Michael J. Alban Jr.||Clifton, NJ||Oct 10, 2007||$24,147|
|Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other||Connie Joyce||Red Bank, NJ||Sep 16, 2008||$23,374|
|Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other||Thomas Smith||Manassas, VA||Dec 05, 2012||$22,957 -
|Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other||New York Adorned||New York, NY||Apr 01, 2008||$22,352|
|Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other||Lisa Hayum||Short Hills, NJ||Feb 21, 2008||$22,247|
|Personal Care and Service Workers||Mark & Karen Janiek||Cranbury, NJ||Sep 09, 2009||$21,308|
|Personal Care and Service Worker||Karen Rubiolo||Manalapan, NJ||Sep 18, 2008||$21,308 -
|Personal Care Service Worker||Monique Nembri Mesquita||Kissimmee, FL||Aug 04, 2016||$19,973 -
|Personal Care and Service Worker||Robert Axenrod||Norwood, NJ||Oct 03, 2007||$19,785|
|Personal Care and Service Worker||Tikki Mitchell-King||Perth Amboy, NJ||Feb 23, 2010||$18,783|
|Personal Care and Service Worker||Martin Rein||New York, NY||Mar 11, 2011||$18,282|
|Personal Care & Service Workers, All Other||Steven & Tara Merson||Woodcliff Lake, NJ||Nov 05, 2009||$18,282|
|Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other||Mirella Fuda||Saddle River, NJ||Oct 01, 2008||$17,990|
|Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other||Invisible NYC Inc.||New York, NY||Apr 08, 2009||$17,990|
|Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other||Mirella Fuda||Saddle River, NJ||Jul 08, 2008||$17,990|
|Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other||Sunny Sea Horse LLC||North Miami Beach, FL||Oct 01, 2012||$17,680|
|Personal Care and Service Workers||Maria Louise Amper||Hainesport, NJ||Mar 03, 2008||$16,884 -
|Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other||Dale & Evangeline Dorsey||Rockaway, NJ||Apr 02, 2009||$16,863|
|Personal Care Worker||Nicholas J Suckow||Dallas, WI||Feb 01, 2015||$16,821|
|Personal Care Worker||Nicholas J Suckow||Dallas, WI||Mar 01, 2015||$16,821|
|Personal Care and Service Workers||Madeline Colon-Usowicz M.D.||Webster, MA||Jan 05, 2015||$16,800|
|Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other||A. Laurene Isip||Princeton, NJ||Sep 27, 2010||$16,717|
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