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Massachusetts Home Care Aide Career Ladder

 Latest US Department of Labor Workforce Figures for Massachusetts

  • In 2015, the total workforce included over 54,000 Home Health Aides and Personal Care Aides
  • Home care workers are disproportionately female, with women making up 89% of Home Health Aides and 82% of Personal Care Aide positions
  • By 2024, the number of Home Health Aides is expected to rise by 37.5% and the number of Personal Care Aides will increase by 24.7%
  • The average age of Home Health Aides is 43 years old and 44 years old for Personal Care Aides.
  • Among home health aides, 50% are high school graduates or less while among personal care aides, 48% are high school graduates or less.
  • All Home Care Aides are below 100% of the federal poverty line for a family of five.

The Home Care Aide Council has worked with state purchasing agencies and regulators to develop four levels of paraprofessional home care services. There are different types of paraprofessional home care services available to consumers in Massachusetts. The following links contain information on training, in-service, and supervision requirements for each type of service:

  • Homemaker
  • Personal Care Homemaker
  • Home Health Aide
  • Supportive Home Care Aide

  • For more information, download our popular Overview of Massachusetts Home Care Aides chart.