Personal Care Aides (39-9021)
Occupation description: Assist the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities with daily living activities at the person's home or in a care facility. Duties performed at a place of residence may include keeping house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals. May provide assistance at non-residential care facilities. May advise families, the elderly, convalescents, and persons with disabilities regarding such things as nutrition, cleanliness, and household activities.
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Labor Force Indicators
|2011 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
||Percent nonresident||Percent age 45 plus||Percent age 50 plus
|2011 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||1,300
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||0
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||697
|2011 ALEXsys Employment Data
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Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: Less than high school
||Work experience: None
||On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training