These caregivers help elderly, ill and disabled persons live in their own homes or in residential care facilities instead of a medical facility. Personal and home care aides – also called homemakers, caregivers, companions, and personal attendants – provide housekeeping and routine personal care services. They clean clients’ houses, do laundry, and change bed linens. Aides may plan meals (including special diets), shop for food, and cook. Aides also may help clients with bathing, dressing and grooming. Little formal training is required, with most aides receiving on-the-job training.

Job Prospects: Excellent, due to rapid employment growth and high replacement needs.

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