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CAREGIVER, IN-DEPTH: I'm Not A Routine Type

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Ronnisha, a private caregiver, describes the challenges of her job, what she likes most, her key decisions, how to get into the industry, and work-life balance. She tells us that her favorite part of her job is the flexibility of scheduling because she creates her own schedule.

Job Title: Caregiver

Job Summary: Personal Care Aides

Job Description

Home health and personal care aides help people who are disabled, chronically ill, or cognitively impaired. They also help older adults who may need assistance. They help with activities such as bathing and dressing, and they provide services such as light housekeeping. In some states, home health aides may be able to give a client medication or check the client's vital signs under the direction of a nurse or other healthcare practitioner.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC).

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$15,000 - $25,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
65 to 75 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Travel, Indoor, Hospital / Clinic, Home, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Patience, Verbal communication skills, Strength/stamina, People skills, Organizational skills

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m='7650'>know</span> <span m='7840'>I'm</span> <span m='7960'>not</span> <span m='8160'>available,</span> <span m='9020'>I'm</span> <span m='9200'>not</span> <span m='9370'>available</span> <span m='9800'>until</span> <span m='9920'>after</span> <span m='10370'>12</span> <span m='11060'>or</span> <span m='11180'>1</span> <span m='11390'>o'clock.</span> <span m='11840'>So</span> <span m='12300'>I</span> <span m='12400'>love</span> <span m='12730'>the</span> <span m='12830'>flexibility,</span> <span m='13620'>and</span> <span m='13730'>I</span> <span m='13750'>love</span> <span m='14010'>working</span> <span m='14320'>for</span> <span m='14440'>myself.</span> </p><p><span m='15930'>The</span> <span m='16010'>most</span> <span m='16210'>challenging</span> <span m='16680'>thing</span> <span m='16910'>is</span> <span m='17020'>you</span> <span m='17170'>don't</span> <span m='17430'>know</span> <span m='17720'>the</span> <span m='17860'>clients</span> <span m='18320'>that</span> <span m='18480'>you're</span> <span m='18720'>going</span> <span m='18950'>to</span> <span m='19020'>work</span> <span m='19300'>with.</span> <span m='20130'>You</span> <span m='20630'>have</span> <span m='20860'>to</span> <span m='21480'>get</span> <span m='21650'>a</span> <span m='21700'>feel</span> <span m='22190'>out for</span> <span m='22330'>them.</span> <span m='22530'>Sometimes</span> <span m='22940'>you</span> <span m='23030'>can</span> <span m='23180'>get</span> <span m='23330'>some</span> <span m='23470'>clients</span> <span m='23840'>that</span> <span m='23960'>are</span> <span m='24060'>a</span> <span m='24120'>little</span> <span m='24910'>hard</span> <span m='25330'>to</span> <span m='25460'>handle</span> <span m='26300'>and</span> <span m='26470'>sometimes</span> <span m='27020'>a</span> <span m='27070'>little</span> <span m='27270'>mean,</span> <span m='27790'>but</span> <span m='28100'>if</span> <span m='28510'>you</span> <span m='28660'>really</span> <span m='28860'>have</span> <span m='29060'>a</span> <span m='29090'>heart</span> <span m='29320'>for</span> <span m='29460'>the</span> <span m='29580'>field</span> <span m='30020'>and</span> <span m='30490'>you</span> <span m='30600'>just</span> <span m='30810'>look</span> <span m='30980'>at</span> <span m='31060'>it</span> <span m='31170'>as</span> <span m='31450'>that</span> <span m='31890'>could</span> <span m='32000'>be</span> <span m='32100'>my</span> <span m='32250'>grandmother</span> <span m='32780'>or</span> <span m='32840'>my</span> <span m='32950'>mother,</span> <span m='33790'>I</span> <span m='34000'>would</span> <span m='34180'>say</span> <span m='34590'>it's</span> <span m='34880'>a</span> <span m='34950'>good</span> <span m='35170'>field.</span> <span m='35590'>The</span> <span m='36260'>clients</span> <span m='36580'>can</span> <span m='36710'>be</span> <span m='36820'>a</span> <span m='36880'>little</span> <span m='37100'>challenging</span> <span m='37700'>at</span> <span m='37840'>times,</span> <span m='38150'>but</span> <span m='38290'>overall,</span> <span m='38720'>it's</span> <span m='38870'>a</span> <span m='38910'>great</span> <span m='39210'>field.</span> </p><p><span m='40080'>The</span> <span m='40200'>key</span> <span m='40410'>decision</span> <span m='40820'>that</span> <span m='40980'>I</span> <span m='41050'>made</span> <span m='41280'>is</span> <span m='41400'>that</span> <span m='41540'>I</span> <span m='41750'>wanted</span> <span m='42110'>to</span> <span m='43220'>scope</span> <span m='43550'>out</span> <span m='43700'>my</span> <span m='43800'>own</span> <span m='44110'>schedule</span> <span m='44770'>and</span> <span m='44890'>do</span> <span m='45040'>everything</span> <span m='45430'>on</span> <span m='45520'>my</span> <span m='45660'>own</span> <span m='45920'>time.</span> <span m='46260'>I</span> <span m='46290'>like</span> <span m='46480'>everything</span> <span m='46820'>on</span> <span m='46920'>my</span> <span m='47040'>own</span> <span m='47250'>terms.</span> <span m='48210'>So,</span> <span m='49160'>a</span> <span m='49280'>regular</span> <span m='49610'>nine</span> <span m='49840'>to</span> <span m='49910'>five</span> <span m='50200'>is</span> <span m='50310'>just</span> <span m='50510'>not</span> <span m='50690'>going</span> <span m='50830'>to</span> <span m='50890'>cut</span> <span m='51120'>it</span> <span m='51230'>for</span> <span m='51390'>me,</span> <span m='51570'>because</span> <span m='51920'>you</span> <span m='52240'>have</span> <span m='52450'>to</span> <span m='52880'>stick</span> <span m='53160'>to</span> <span m='53270'>the</span> <span m='53370'>book,</span> <span m='53650'>and</span> <span m='53770'>it's</span> <span m='54160'>the</span> <span m='54240'>same</span> <span m='54540'>thing</span> <span m='54840'>every</span> <span m='55060'>day.</span> </p><p><span m='56210'>What</span> <span m='56390'>I</span> <span m='56460'>love</span> <span m='56700'>about</span> <span m='56930'>this</span> <span m='57130'>field</span> <span m='57310'>is</span> <span m='57490'>I</span> <span m='57690'>can</span> <span m='58160'>change</span> <span m='58650'>tomorrow</span> <span m='59180'>and</span> <span m='59270'>do</span> <span m='59380'>something</span> <span m='59700'>totally</span> <span m='60170'>different.</span> <span m='61070'>So</span> <span m='61790'>that's</span> <span m='62190'>what's</span> <span m='62420'>big</span> <span m='62630'>for</span> <span m='62800'>me.</span> <span m='63030'>It's</span> <span m='63190'>not</span> <span m='63460'>doing</span> <span m='63740'>the</span> <span m='63830'>same</span> <span m='64209'>routine.</span> <span m='64840'>I'm</span> <span m='64940'>not</span> <span m='65120'>a</span> <span m='65180'>routine</span> <span m='65620'>type</span> <span m='65810'>of</span> <span m='65970'>girl.</span> </p><p><span m='67340'>Some</span> <span m='67550'>people</span> <span m='67840'>may</span> <span m='68000'>say</span> <span m='68210'>it's</span> <span m='68350'>hard.</span> <span m='68660'>For</span> <span m='68820'>me,</span> <span m='69040'>I</span> <span m='69120'>say</span> <span m='69340'>no,</span> <span m='69660'>it's</span> <span m='69800'>very</span> <span m='70050'>easy</span> <span m='70260'>to</span> <span m='70340'>find</span> <span m='70540'>work</span> <span m='70740'>in</span> <span m='70820'>this</span> <span m='70990'>field,</span> <span m='71160'>because</span> <span m='71950'>there's</span> <span m='72240'>always</span> <span m='72580'>someone</span> <span m='72870'>who</span> <span m='72990'>needs</span> <span m='73250'>help.</span> <span m='73850'>Whether</span> <span m='74160'>it's</span> <span m='74350'>elderly,</span> <span m='74850'>whether</span> <span m='75140'>it's</span> <span m='75300'>a</span> <span m='75390'>child,</span> <span m='76000'>whether</span> <span m='76770'>it's</span> <span m='77030'>an</span> <span m='77100'>adult,</span> <span m='77200'>it</span> <span m='77550'>doesn't</span> <span m='77910'>really</span> <span m='78090'>matter.</span> <span m='78410'>There's</span> <span m='78620'>always</span> <span m='78850'>someone</span> <span m='79100'>who</span> <span m='79200'>needs</span> <span m='79400'>some</span> <span m='79630'>form</span> <span m='79920'>of</span> <span m='80020'>help.</span> <span m='80340'>So</span> <span m='80590'>I</span> <span m='80680'>would</span> <span m='80840'>say</span> <span m='81000'>that</span> <span m='81170'>this</span> <span m='81380'>is</span> <span m='81480'>a</span> <span m='81850'>fairly</span> <span m='82390'>easy</span> <span m='82850'>field</span> <span m='83110'>to</span> <span m='83230'>get</span> <span m='83370'>a</span> <span m='83440'>job</span> <span m='83790'>in.</span> <span m='83970'>If</span> <span m='84090'>you're</span> <span m='84540'>good</span> <span m='84730'>at</span> <span m='84800'>what</span> <span m='84960'>you</span> <span m='85130'>do</span> <span m='85330'>and</span> <span m='86240'>you're</span> <span m='86460'>really</span> <span m='86680'>true</span> <span m='86900'>to</span> <span m='86960'>what</span> <span m='87160'>you</span> <span m='87280'>do,</span> <span m='87520'>I</span> <span m='87790'>don't</span> <span m='87980'>see</span> <span m='88170'>it</span> <span m='88620'>being</span> <span m='88830'>a</span> <span m='88900'>hard</span> <span m='89550'>field</span> <span m='90140'>at</span> <span m='90520'>all,</span> <span m='90740'>very</span> <span m='91130'>easy.</span> </p><p><span m='91730'>I</span> <span m='91830'>would</span> <span m='92000'>say</span> <span m='92160'>my</span> <span m='92330'>work-life</span> <span m='92800'>balance</span> <span m='93270'>is</span> <span m='93420'>very</span> <span m='93980'>good</span> <span m='94480'>actually,</span> <span m='94870'>compared</span> <span m='95240'>to</span> <span m='95360'>most</span> <span m='95640'>people.</span> <span m='96010'>Like</span> <span m='96190'>I</span> <span m='96240'>said,</span> <span m='96620'>I'm</span> <span m='96660'>very</span> <span m='97010'>capable</span> <span m='97430'>of</span> <span m='97540'>doing</span> <span m='97820'>what</span> <span m='98010'>I</span> <span m='98100'>want</span> <span m='98320'>to</span> <span m='98400'>do</span> <span m='98580'>when</span> <span m='98840'>I</span> <span m='98900'>want</span> <span m='99240'>to</span> <span m='99410'>do it.</span> <span m='99630'>If</span> <span m='100120'>I</span> <span m='100230'>don't</span> <span m='100560'>want</span> <span m='100720'>to</span> <span m='100780'>go</span> <span m='100960'>to</span> <span m='101030'>work</span> <span m='101340'>or</span> <span m='101550'>I</span> <span m='101610'>don't</span> <span m='101890'>want</span> <span m='102020'>to</span> <span m='102080'>do</span> <span m='102220'>something,</span> <span m='102740'>I</span> <span m='102820'>don't</span> <span m='103010'>have</span> <span m='103300'>to.</span> <span m='103910'>And</span> <span m='104240'>I</span> <span m='104310'>would</span> <span m='104470'>say</span> <span m='104680'>that's</span> <span m='105070'>a</span> <span m='105150'>big</span> <span m='105470'>advantage</span> <span m='105940'>for</span> <span m='106060'>me.</span> </p><p><span m='106260'>A</span> <span m='106320'>lot</span> <span m='106490'>of</span> <span m='106540'>people,</span> <span m='106820'>they</span> <span m='107330'>wake</span> <span m='107600'>up</span> <span m='107720'>and</span> <span m='107860'>do</span> <span m='108000'>things</span> <span m='108280'>they</span> <span m='108390'>don't</span> <span m='108590'>want</span> <span m='108740'>to</span> <span m='108800'>do</span> <span m='108970'>every</span> <span m='109220'>day,</span> <span m='109480'>and</span> <span m='110060'>I'm</span> <span m='110390'>very</span> <span m='110680'>blessed</span> <span m='111040'>that</span> <span m='111180'>I</span> <span m='111250'>don't</span> <span m='111450'>have</span> <span m='111670'>to</span> <span m='111800'>do</span> <span m='111980'>that.</span> <span m='112800'>I</span> <span m='113020'>actually</span> <span m='113310'>had</span> <span m='113510'>the</span> <span m='113560'>advantage</span> <span m='113980'>of</span> <span m='114070'>doing</span> <span m='114300'>something</span> <span m='114630'>that</span> <span m='114790'>I</span> <span m='114920'>enjoy,</span> <span m='115500'>and</span> <span m='116450'>if</span> <span m='116820'>I</span> <span m='116890'>don't</span> <span m='117090'>enjoy</span> <span m='117410'>it,</span> <span m='117520'>I</span> <span m='117570'>don't</span> <span m='117740'>have</span> <span m='117910'>to</span> <span m='118030'>do</span> <span m='118250'>it.</span> <span m='118450'>So</span> <span m='119230'>that's</span> <span m='119510'>a</span> <span m='120190'>big</span> <span m='120400'>advantage</span> <span m='120780'>for</span> <span m='120880'>me.</span> 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