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