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Home health aides and personal care aides help people with disabilities, chronic illnesses, or cognitive impairment by assisting in their daily living activities

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Data last updated October 2021

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Job Description

Assists patients with personal care and limited household duties under the supervision of an RN. CNA license preferred.

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Employment Outlook

Employment of home health aides and personal care aides is projected to grow 36 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the baby-boom population ages and the elderly population grows, the demand for the services of home health aides and personal care aides will continue to increase.


Certificate – < 1 Year

In South Carolina, home health aide training is offered at: York Technical College, Greenville Technical College, Ignite Healthcare Institute, and the Professional Medical Training Center