Home Health Aides

Provide routine individualized healthcare such as changing bandages and dressing wounds, and applying topical medications to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient’s home or in a care facility. Monitor or report changes in health status. May also provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $9.78/hr
Median: $10.71/hr
Experienced: $11.81/hr

Current Employment
3,761 (2019)

Projected Employment
4,673 (2030)

Growth for Home Health Aides

2019 Jobs2030 JobsChange (2019-2030)% Change (2019-2030)

Industries Employing Home Health Aides

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2019)% of Occupation in Industry (2019)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2019)
Home Health Care Services2,15557.3%38.7%
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities88223.5%22.4%
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities1734.6%5%16.4%
Continuing Care Retirement Communities1333.5%13.5%
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)1082.9%1.6%

Occupational Tasks

  • Maintain records of patient care, condition, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
  • Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs, or automobiles and with dressing and grooming.
  • Care for patients by changing bed linens, washing and ironing laundry, cleaning, or assisting with their personal care.
  • Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.