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Employment Requirements for Home Health Care Expected to Increase 50% Per Year Until 2018

Moorestown, NJ, July 17, 2012 --( One of the fastest growing employment sectors is Home Health Care. The field is experiencing tremendous growth as over 10,000 Baby Boomers reach retirement age every day (The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects growth until 2018 is to be at 50 percent). Becoming a Certified Home Health Aide can be the start of a solid and well-paying career in home health care. If you are looking for a career that has no shortage of jobs, good pay, and with unlimited potential then Sunlight Care of Moorestown, NJ offers an excellent CHHA Training program.

There are two categories of Aides, certified and non-certified. A non-certified Aide (also known as a Companion) is an entry level position where you provide basic home care services to clients such as meal preparation, running errands, laundry and light housekeeping. Certified Home Health Aides (CHHA) are trained to provide personal care such as assisting with personal hygiene and patient mobility. The CHHA credential can often be a spring board to future jobs and future certifications as a licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, medical technician, physician assistant, and administrative positions in group home or assisted-living centers. Home Health Aides typically work with patients with ALS, Alzheimer's, Dimentia, and other Senior Citizens.

One advantage of becoming a home health aide is that there are no educational barriers such as requirements for a high-school diploma. For many single mothers, and women returning to the work force, it is the perfect opportunity to get started in a career. Compensation ranges from minimum wage to over $13 an hour. With certification, licensing, academic degrees, and management experience, there can be significant jumps in earnings.

To get started, one program that offers CHHA training programs is Sunlight Care, Inc ( will provide employment to their graduates. Regardless of which agency you use, make sure you present yourself as alert, patient, and reliable. When you interview, first impressions are critical so make sure you are on time and neatly dressed. If you are bilingual, whether it is in Spanish or Yiddish, it will give you an edge so make sure potential employers know all of your skills. Since you will be entering homes, there can be no criminal record and you may need to pass a drug test.

For more information about the New Jersey CHHA Training program:
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