Make a difference in the lives of your patients by becoming a home healthcare provider.
Home health aides provide in-home care to people with disabilities, chronic illness or cognitive impairment. Help is often provided to older adults in need of assistance. Many seniors prefer to remain in their own homes as long as possible; having the assistance of home health aides supports this option.
Students who complete this certificate may seek immediate employment, may combine it with other certificate options such as Case Management or Community Health Worker, may later complete the Associate of Applied Science in Health Services Technology or may pursue nursing or other health sciences programs.
Occupational outlook information from the US Department of Labor identifies this occupation as one that will grow at a projected rate of 38% in 2014 – 2024, much faster than average.