What does a Home Health Aide do?

Home health aides make a remarkable difference in the lives of the sick, disabled or elderly. They assist other health care professionals in maintaining and restoring a client to optimum levels of physical and emotional well-being while allowing that person to stay at home. You also may provide personal care such as bathing, dressing and grooming a client. This is a quick course and moves you from a hospital setting into a residential setting.
Career Forecast Bright OutlookAverage Salary $23,890on campus

Learning at Washburn Tech

nurse and patient

You must be a CNA to enroll in this part-time course, which offers two hours of credit. The program provides the foundation for more advanced health care programs at Washburn Tech such as practical nursing and surgical technology. Upon completion, you will be eligible to earn a home health aide certificate after passing the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services exam.

Please note: Many of our clinical partners are requiring students to have the vaccine in order to complete clinical hours.  Due to accrediting body and program clinical requirements, Washburn Tech cannot guarantee that requirements for program completion can be met when a student is not vaccinated.
CERTIFICATION: Home Health Aide

Jobs and Salaries

CAREER FORECAST: bright outlook
Employment for home health aides is expected to be excellent because of rapid growth in home health care and high replacement needs. The data below refers to surveyed wages and average annual job openings in the state of Kansas due to growth and net replacement. SOURCE: klic.dol.ks.gov

Average Salary

$23,850

(2018)

Projected Job Openings

254

(annually)

Projected Job Growth

41%

(2016-2026)

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