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Home Health Aide

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Salary: $12,667 - $17,795
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Hourly: $7.46 - $9.86
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Outlook: 4 Stars
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Length of Training: 2-4 weeks
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Length of Training/Requirements
Some community colleges offer educational training programs. Most agencies provide two to three week training for home health aides if they have no previous experience. Training focuses on maintaining a clean, safe environment, basic nutrition, taking and recording vital signs, infection control, recognition of emergencies, communication skills, personal hygiene, and range of motion.

Licensure/Certification

Passing the National Association for Home Care exam can nationally certify home health aides. This certification is voluntary.

Educational Programs
University or College City Degree*
*D- Doctorate  M-Masters  B-Bachelor  A-Associates  C-Certificate