Only those home health aides who work for agencies and companies that receive Medicaid or Medicare reimbursement are required to complete certification by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice. Agency-employed home health aides are required to complete at least 75 hours of supervised training, observation and documentation of skills, as well as an examination. Aspiring home health aides should contact their states for specific requirements. Home health training courses can be found at local community colleges and universities, and some employers offer on-the-job training.
What are Home Health Aides like?
Based on our pool of users, home health aides tend to be predominately social people.
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Home Health Aides by Strongest Interest Archetype
Based on sample of 687 Sokanu users
Are Home Health Aides happy?
Home health aides rank
among the least happy
careers. Overall they rank in the 17th percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.
Home Health Aide Career Satisfaction by Dimension
Percentile among all careers
Education History of Home Health Aides
The most common degree held by home health aides is Psychology.
5% of home health aides had a degree in psychology before becoming home health aides. That is over 1 times the average across all careers.
Liberal Arts graduates are the second most common among home health aides, representing 2% of home health aides in the Sokanu user base, which is 1.2 times the average.
Home Health Aide Education History
This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming a Home Health Aide, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.