In this career, your responsibilities may include:
- Assisting people who are ill or disabled with activities of daily living.
- Administering medications and performing routine examinations.
In your job search, you may find job listings for this career under different titles. You can find some examples of these, as well as more information about this career, at Career One Stop.
Education/training and certification requirements vary by location and employer. If you work for an agency that accepts Medicare or Medicaid, you need to have a certain level of training, as well as pass an evaluation. Obtaining an associate or bachelor’s degree in Nursing (ADN or BSN) would allow you to work as a Registered Nurse if you do not already have the U.S. equivalent of an ADN or BSN.
Some states require their own certification, and some employers require cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification.
Licensure is not required to work as a Homecare Assistant or Aide.