Career Opportunities

Personal care aides monitor the condition of people with disabilities or chronic illnesses and help them with daily living activities. They can work in a variety of settings, including clients’ homes, group homes, and day services programs.

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Program Highlights

Training and competency in:

  • Patient care communication
  • Vital Signs Assessment
  • Infection control – hand hygiene standard precautions and sterile technique
  • Transfer techniques and bed mobility
  • Lift equipment, body mechanics
  • Positioning
  • Ambulatory Aides and Wheelchairs
  • Basic ADL training and home safety
  • Managing basic medical equipment and sharps

Employment of home health and personal care aides is projected to grow 33 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. (2021, October 23). Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020-21 Edition. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home-health-aides-and-personal-care-aides.htm.

 

Student Success Navigator

Heather Seddelmeyer

Student Success Navigator
seddelmeyer.h@rhodesstate.edu
(419) 204-9857