Senior caregiving offers a wide variety of job positions for individuals who have caring personalities and for those with specific training as Certified Nursing Aides and Certified Home Health Aides.
Job opportunities for senior caregivers are:
- Senior Home Care Agency Companion Caregiver
- Senior Home Care Agency Certified Nursing Aide Caregiver
- Senior Home Care Agency Certified Home Health Aide
- Assisted Living Aide
- Nursing Home Certified Nursing Aide
- Hospital Certified Nursing Aide
Some states, such as New Jersey, have the designation for "Certified Home Health Aide", which just means caregivers who are working in the home with seniors must have a special training program to become certified. Many senior home care agencies provide their own training school for this certification.
Caregivers can learn about training programs in their area and find out admission requirements. Some employers will pay for certification and caregiver training. Caring individuals may also apply for senior care jobs near them in order to gain experience and on-the-job training.
As employment opportunities will continue in senior care, as the large Baby Boomer generation ages, entering this field of work will guarantee secure caregiver employment opportunities.