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WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT DIRECT CARE WORKERS?
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there will
    be a 41%
increase in home care and personal care jobs and  
    56% increase in the demand
for home health aides in the 
    next 10 years.


>  Direct Care workers provide essential services ranging from 
    help with bathing and dressing to taking vital signs and
    running errands.


>  There are over 30,000 direct care workers in Arizona.
    The field is growing and the demand for these workers
    is rising.


>  Work settings range from individual residences to nursing
    homes, and the people served range from young children 
    to older adults.


For more information about direct care workers, click on a topic on the left.
 
We are grateful to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services for allowing us to adapt material from their website
HOW DO I ENTER THIS PROFESSION?

Check out college courses and training from employers for direct care professionals, caregivers, direct support professionals and personal care attendants:

Training from Employers 

Pima Community College, Tucson Earn a basic direct care professional certificate.
Call (520) 206-4500 or visit www.pima.edu/program/basicdirectcare/index.shtml 
Gateway Community College, Phoenix Courses on basic caregiving. Call (602) 286-8158 or visit www.compassionatecareers.org

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