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How to Become a Home Health Aide in Vermont - Home Health Aide Programs in Vermont

When a person is ill and they can't stay home alone while their loved ones are at work, they hire a home health aide to come in and assist the client. The home health aide will do things like cook for the client, give them their medication, sit and talk with them, and even drive them places if they can move around easily. Believe it or not, one of the most important aspects of being a home health aide is to provide a bit of companionship for the client. This is especially important if the client lives alone and does not have very many people visiting them. So, a home health aide definitely has to be a person who can socialize easily.

One really good thing about the home health aide career is that, for the most part, you do not have to seek any type of formal training in order to work in Vermont. You will likely seek work with a home health aide company and they usually provide all of the training their employees need in order to be successful at their jobs. This training will likely include CPR certification and medication administering classes. It just depends on the company and what they require their employees to know before they can begin working in homes with clients.

In the State of Vermont, as well as the rest of the country, the field of home health aides is growing at a very quick pace. The field is growing so much and so quickly that it can be quite difficult to find enough people to fill all of the home health aide positions. It is not a career for everyone and, of course, some people do not even know about the field. Since the job growth will be about 70% in the next eight years or so, there will be a tremendous need for more home health aides to fill those positions.

If you work as a home health aide in Vermont, you will probably make around $9.00 an hour when you first start out. That is the average hourly rate for home health aides. Some make more, some make less, but you never make less than minimum wage. The amount you make will depend on many factors like: area of Vermont you work in, the company you work for, and your level of experience in the field. The longer you work as a home health aide in Vermont, the more money you will earn each year.

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81 River Street
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Montpelier, VT 05609-1106
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