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11 Reasons to be a Home Health Aide

Look no further than Silver Lining Home Healthcare for a team of professionals who are passionate about promoting careers in our industry. We love what we do and recognize the honor it is to be able to care for our clients. We are always eager to talk about our profession and share insights with individuals who have had even a passing thought about a career in home health care. We’ve identified 11 reasons (it was hard to stop!) why becoming a home health aide is a great career choice!

  1. Security – Healthcare is needed. Among a population shift, the focus of the healthcare industry on transitional and home-care settings, and the rising costs of healthcare, the demand for home health aides need is expected to grow 33% between 2020 and 2030 (much faster than the average career field).
  2. Opportunity – With thousands of vacancies available across the country, HHA careers are a rewarding and fulfilling entry point into healthcare.
  3. Variety and Choice – You get a large variety of employment options and opportunities. Do you value the setting (hospital, home care, doctor’s office, facility etc.)? Do you value benefits (PTO, health insurance, sick time)? Do you value hourly pay? Do you want guaranteed hours or more flexible hours? There are so many options; you get to pick what works best for you. 
  4. Exposure to healthcare – If you’re going further in healthcare, as an HHA you get to engage with certified nursing assistants (CNAs), licensed practical nurses LPNs) and registered nurses (RNs) as well as other professions such as occupational therapists (OTs), physical therapists (PTs), and licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs–Silver Lining has their own!) and more. 
  5. Affordability – Becoming an HHA is low to no cost.* 
  6. Flexibility – Healthcare is 24/7, which means there is no shortage of options for what you want to do–day shift, night shift, weekends, PRN only (“pro re nata” meaning you work when needed, no guaranteed hours), on-call only, remote, in-person, etc. You pick the hours you want to work and then find the job that fits your schedule. 
  7. Networking – You’ll have the ability to network with so many people in the healthcare industry.
  8. Accessibility to mentors – Make it what you want it! Mentors are there for the asking. Most professionals are honored to be a mentor to individuals who are new to the profession.
  9. Professional pride – Nursing is a profession that goes back to the beginning of humanity. When you become a home health aide, you join a caregiver family that you’re proud to be a part of. 
  10. Enrichment – do good factor – caregiving is a career with a purpose. You get to make a difference at every.single.interaction. You get to make a mundane routine enjoyable, emotionally support a family going through significant changes, and change the quality of life for another human being.
  11. Solid starting salary – Home Health Aides can earn their training free or low-cost and enter the workforce at an average hourly rate of $13/hour. Silver Lining offers a free* training program and starts all home health aides at $15/hour with no experience. 

Want to know more about a career as a home health aide? Visit our Careers page or email us at jackie@silverlininghealthcare.com. Ready to get started? Enroll in our HHA classes* and take the first step to a most rewarding career!

Here’s to life to the fullest,
Tiffany Rubin, Governing Board Member

Additional reading:
Becoming a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
Caregiver Credentials
Home Health Aide Salary in the United States
How We Can Expect the Healthcare Industry to Change in the Future
Home Health and Personal Care Aides

*Silver Lining has a home health aide program where the trainees may be asked to provide collateral up front, and then earn that money back after working a specified number of hours.

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