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Personal Care Aides

Employment Prospects

Employers

Nearly 1.4 million personal care aides are employed in the United States. According to the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI), the majority of personal care aides are women. Most aides work in the homes of clients. Others are employed in small group homes, hospice facilities, or larger care communities. The majority of aides work for local social service agencies that provide home care services. A small but growing percentage of aides are self-employed.

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