Home Health Aides:

Monitor the health status of an individual with disabilities or illness, and address their health-related needs, such as changing bandages, dressing wounds, or administering medication. Work is performed under the direction of offsite or intermittent onsite licensed nursing staff. Provide assistance with routine healthcare tasks or activities of daily living, such as feeding, bathing, toileting, or ambulation. May also help with tasks such as preparing meals, doing light housekeeping, and doing laundry depending on the patient's abilities.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $24,100.00
Average Time to Fill 50 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 72,589
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 32.05 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Customer Service
Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Oral Communication
Work Ethic
Following Directions
Written Communication
Resource Management
Computer Fundamentals

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Attend to patient's personal care
Administer first aid
Employ preventative procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Give medications or immunizations
Provide in home patient care
Assist individuals with dressing, undressing, grooming, bathing, or other daily activities
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Administer intravenous medications
Administer non-intravenous medications
Provide care for mentally ill or special needs individuals
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Assist patients with hygiene or daily living activities
Feed food to individuals
Administer enemas, irrigations, or douches to patients
Administer medical injections
Assist practitioners in examining, evaluating, or treating patients
Assist patients in performing breathing exercises
Identify patient's current and past drug history
Administer therapy treatments to patients using hands or physical treatment aids
Massage patient or client
Administer rehabilitation interventions
Treat medical condition of patient
Adjust positions of patients on beds or tables
Provide care for children or adolescents
Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments
Apply traction to patients
Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources
Hold patients to ensure proper positioning or safety
Assist practitioners to perform medical procedures
Administer anesthetics or sedatives
Assist healthcare practitioners during surgery
Perform dental hygiene procedures
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Provide occupational therapy to patients or clients
Apply bandages, dressings, or splints
Deliver babies
Adapt activities to meet patient needs
Assist individuals with special needs
Develop dietary care plans
Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries
Develop treatment plans
Develop medical treatment plans
Test biological specimens to gather information about patient conditions
Conduct medical tests
Follow protocols or regulations for healthcare activities
Provide assistance in administering rehabilitation
Test patient heart functioning
Test patient lung functioning
Perform emergency medical procedures
Position patients for treatment or examination
Provide physical therapy to patients or clients
Perform minor surgery
Develop treatment plans that use non-medical therapies
Develop patient therapy programs
Establish treatment goals
Treat chronic diseases or disorders
Employ respiratory equipment
Conduct diagnostic tests to determine patient health
Incorporate nutritional practices and techniques into menus, diets, or individual meals
Conduct medical x-rays
Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Treatment Planning
Medication Administration
Bed Making and Linen Changes
Home Management
Customer Service
Patient Assistance

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