Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides
DescriptionSalary: $15,001 to $23,000 per year
: Nursing and psychiatric aides care for patients in hospitals, nursing homes, and mental health clinics. Home health aides care for patients in the home. All of these workers feed, bathe, and dress patients, help them get in and out of bed, take temperatures and blood pressures, and set up equipment. They report any signs or changes to doctors or nurses. Most work some weekends and evening hours. They must be strong enough to lift and move patients.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/