Personal Care Aides:

Provide personalized assistance to individuals with disabilities or illness who require help with personal care and activities of daily living support (e.g., feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, and ambulation). May also provide help with tasks such as preparing meals, doing light housekeeping, and doing laundry. Work is performed in various settings depending on the needs of the care recipient and may include locations such as their home, place of work, out in the community, or at a daytime nonresidential facility.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $24,100.00
Average Time to Fill 55 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
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
Oral Communication
Critical Thinking
Work Ethic
Following Directions
Resource Management
Written Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Assist individuals with dressing, undressing, grooming, bathing, or other daily activities
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Attend to patient's personal care
Administer first aid
Provide care for children or adolescents
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Feed food to individuals
Provide care for mentally ill or special needs individuals
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Assist patients with hygiene or daily living activities
Provide in home patient care
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Assist individuals with special needs
Adjust positions of patients on beds or tables
Give medications or immunizations
Administer medical injections
Perform dental hygiene procedures
Employ preventative procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Administer non-intravenous medications
Administer intravenous medications
Administer enemas, irrigations, or douches to patients
Assist practitioners in examining, evaluating, or treating patients
Administer therapy treatments to patients using hands or physical treatment aids
Assist patients in performing breathing exercises
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Massage patient or client
Assist practitioners to perform medical procedures
Hold patients to ensure proper positioning or safety
Develop dietary care plans
Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments
Treat medical condition of patient
Apply bandages, dressings, or splints
Assist healthcare practitioners during surgery
Apply traction to patients
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Employ respiratory equipment

Equal Opportunity is the Law. (La Igualdad De Oportunidad Es La Ley.)
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.