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Occupation

Home Health Aides

Provide routine individualized healthcare such as changing bandages and dressing wounds, and applying topical medications to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient's home or in a care facility. Monitor or report changes in health status. May also provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.

Also known as

Certified Medical Aide (CMA), Certified Nurses Aide (CNA), Home Health Provider, Home Attendant, Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA), In Home Caregiver, Home Health Aide (HHA), Caregiver, Hospice/Home Health Aide, Home Care Aide

Education

The typical education required for this career in Minnesota is:
Less than high school

Demand

Minnesota

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10-Year Growth 23.3%
10-Year Openings 33,792

Wages

People in this occupation tend to earn between $12.27 to $15.21 per hour

Cost of Living

A typical family with two adults - working a combined 60 hours per week - with one child at home needs to earn $18.20 per hour per worker to meet their basic needs.

Daily Work Activities

  • Maintain medical records.
  • Assist patients with daily activities.
  • Give medications or immunizations.
  • Engage patients in exercises or activities.
  • Feed patients.

Licensing Information

The state of Minnesota may require a license to work in this career.

Certification Information

Some employers may require an occupational certification to work in this career.

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