Home Health Aide (HHA)

Course IDCourse NameInstructorRoom NumberTime
HHA101Home Health Aide (HHA)T.B.A

What Home Health Aides Do
Home Health Aides help provide basic care for patients in private residents settings.

Work Environment
Home Health Aides work in residential care facilities. They are frequently active and may need to help lift or move patients.

How to Become a Nursing Assistant or Orderly
Home Health Aides must complete a state-approved education program and must pass their state’s competency exam to become certified.
The median annual wage for Home Health Aides was $24,420 in May 2012. The median annual wage for orderlies was $23,990 in May 2012.

Job Outlook
Employment of nursing assistants and orderlies is projected to grow 21 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Because of the growing elderly population, many nursing assistants and orderlies will be needed in long-term care facilities.

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Quick Facts:Home Health Aide
2012 Median Pay $24,400 per year $11.73 per hour
Entry-Level Education See How to Become One
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training See How to Become One
Number of Jobs, 2012 1,534,400
Job Outlook, 2012-22 21% (Faster than average)
Employment Change, 2012-22 321,200