Personal Assistant Career

*A job as a Personal Assistant falls under the broader career category of Personal Care Aides. The information on this page will generally apply to all careers in this category but may not specifically apply to this career title.

Job Description for Personal Care Aides : 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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Personal Care Aide Career

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Required Education



High School Diploma usually needed for this career