We surveyed 2,549 home health aides to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical home health aide. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a home health aide?
Working as a home health aide typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a home health aide?
A career as a home health aide typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.
Is it easy to get a job as a home health aide?
It’s typically difficult to find a job as a home health aide. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for home health aides.
Do home health aides work full-time or part-time?
52% of home health aides work in full-time roles while 48% work part-time.
Is being a home health aide stressful?
Stress is not uncommon amongst home health aides, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.
Is being organized important as a home health aide?
Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a home health aide.
How competitive is the workplace for home health aides?
Competition at work is not common for home health aides.
Does being a home health aide require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for home health aides.
Are home health aides allowed to express themselves creatively?
Home health aides rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.
Do home health aides have control over the direction of their work?
Home health aides tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.
Is being a home health aide physically demanding?
Being a home health aide requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.
Are home health aides exposed to a wide variety of work?
The workload of a home health aide changes frequently, with their day-to-day rarely being the same.
Does being a home health aide require attention to detail?
Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a home health aide.
Does being a good home health aide require compassion and empathy?
Strong compassion and empathy are critical to success as a home health aide.