Home Health Aides (31-1011)

Occupation description:  Provide routine individualized healthcare such as changing bandages and dressing wounds, and applying topical medications to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patients home or in a care facility. Monitor or report changes in health status. May also provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 1,5891,797 13.121 3859
United States 913,5001,261,900 38.134,840 20,63055,480

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with very high employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 11.358.659.56 10.8712.3914.72
Alaska 16.009.9114.01 16.7318.3019.26
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 15.169.7610.89 16.4718.1019.08
Southeast Region 14.4510.6211.92 14.6117.1018.53
Balance of State 18.1215.5816.34 17.6018.8622.72

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,396157 11.244.0 34.8
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation1,078
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation205
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1,590
Number of job position postings 188
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 8.5

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Bloodborne Pathogens

 Degree
Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust   (Anchorage)
First Aid/CPR and AED

 Degree
Alaska Technical Center   (Kotzebue)
CPR/First Aid
Personal Care Attendant

 Degree
Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
First Aid/CPR/AED - S11
Wilderness First Aid - S12
Wilderness First Responder Course (WFR) - MED07

 Degree
AVTEC   (Seward)
Basic First Aid and CPR Certificate

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Bloodborne Pathogens
CPR with AED and First Aid Certificate

 Degree
Center for Employment Education   (Anchorage)
First Aid/CPR and AED Certificate

 Degree
Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
American Heart Association CPR/First Aid

 Degree
Multimed   (Anchorage)
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Wilderness First Aid
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Basic First Aid and ASHI CPR & AED
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Basic First Aid for the Community and Workplace
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Blood Borne Pathogens
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) CPR and AED for the Community & Workplace
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Wilderness First Aid
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Wilderness First Aid

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
First Aid/CPR/AED / 048

 Degree
Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
First Aid/CPR/AED

 Degree
Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
CPR/First Aid Certificate

 Degree
Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center   (Igiugig)
CPR/1st Aid Certificate

 Degree
Team One Alaska   (Anchorage)
Heartsaver CPR/AED
Heartsaver First Aid
Heartsaver First Aid/CPR Combination

 Degree
Trinion Quality Care Services   (Anchorage)
Personal Care Assistant Certificate

 Degree
TSS - The Safety Specialists   (Ketchikan)
Bloodborne Pathogens
CPR/First Aid with AED

 Degree
VIP Alaska   (Kenai)
AED
CPR
First Aid
First Aid and CPR with AED

 Degree
Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS   (Lander)
Wilderness First Aid Certificate

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Nursing Assistants and Personal Care Aides (February 2014)

Alaska’s Direct Care Jobs (June 2009)