"patients," "home health," and "good communication" aren't the only skills we found personal care workers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of personal care worker responsibilities that we found, including:
See the full list of personal care worker skills.
We've found that 19.2% of personal care workers have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 2.4% earned their master's degrees before becoming a personal care worker. While it's true that some personal care workers have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every two personal care workers did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those personal care workers who do attend college, typically earn either a nursing degree or a business degree. Less commonly earned degrees for personal care workers include a medical assisting services degree or a health care administration degree.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a personal care worker. We've found that most personal care worker resumes include experience from CARE, InnovAge, and Trinity Health. Of recent, CARE had 24 positions open for personal care workers. Meanwhile, there are 7 job openings at InnovAge and 6 at Trinity Health.
If you're interested in companies where personal care workers make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Tyson Foods, Erickson Senior Living, and Hospice of The Valley. We found that at Tyson Foods, the average personal care worker salary is $34,305. Whereas at Erickson Senior Living, personal care workers earn roughly $33,626. And at Hospice of The Valley, they make an average salary of $33,625.
View more details on personal care worker salaries across the United States.
We also looked into companies who hire personal care workers from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Private Inc, Northeast Arc, and At Home Care.
In general, personal care workers fulfill roles in the professional and health care industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the personal care worker annual salary is the highest in the professional industry with $29,488 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the government and health care industries pay $28,880 and $28,057 respectively. This means that personal care workers who are employed in the professional industry make 2.3% more than personal care workers who work in the hospitality Industry.