Learn about the types of people who become personal care aides. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


Employment Type Mix, 2024

55% of personal care aides work in full-time roles while 45% work part-time.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2024

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a personal care aide. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More women than men are interested in becoming personal care aides at a ratio of 1.81 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2024

85% of personal care aides are female and 15% are male.


Gender Bias, 2024

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a personal care aide and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a personal care aide and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are significantly more men interested in becoming a personal care aide than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of personal care aides are White, making up 69% of the population. The next highest segments are Black or African American and Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish, making up 10% and 8% respectively.