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Careers as a Caregiver

Caregivers look after individuals who cannot perform basic tasks independently such as dressing up, eating, or using the restroom. This role can also be classified as a home health aide. Caregivers and home health aides are normally responsible for watching over children, or people who are sick, elderly, or disabled. In addition to providing assistance to individuals in need, caregivers are often asked to do light housekeeping or administer medications as needed.

Key Responsibilities / Daily Routine

  • Help individuals with daily tasks such as eating, dressing up, or cleaning up
  • Maintain hygiene of person they are caring for
  • Prepare breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacks
  • Communicate with family members of individual
  • Drive individual to appointments or activities as needed

Training, Certification, or License Needed

  • High school diploma preferred
  • Training requirements vary by state
  • CPR and first aid training recommended
  • Background check and drug test administered at employer's discretion

Top Skills

  • Physical fitness and ability to carry or support person they are caring for
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Responsibility
  • Patience

How much does a Caregiver make?

  • Median Hourly Wage: $11.17
  • Average Hourly Wage: $11.83
  • Average Annual Salary: $24,610

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