total jobs On NursingCrossing


new jobs this week On NursingCrossing


total jobs on EmploymentCrossing network available to our members


job type count

On NursingCrossing

Job Description for a Patient Care Aide

What do you think about this article? Rate it using the stars above and let us know what you think in the comments below.
A lot of the patient care aides out there are working inside of hospitals, but there are a variety of places where they can obtain employment. It is like working as a nursing assistant, but you are doing a bit more. When working as a patient care aide, you will be under the supervision of either a doctor or nurse that is in charge.

Job Duties

The job duties of a patient care aide includes a variety of tasks, including taking blood pressure, vital signs and the body temperature of patients. You will also have to assist patients with daily activities, such as getting dressed, bathing, collecting specimen for testing, eating and the preparation of medications. The aides are also responsible for recording treatments that are being taken by their patients. As an aide, you will have to communicate with other nurses and your patients, so it is vital that you have good people skills.


The requirements for entering into the patient care aide profession, you will have to find out the requirements for your state. The first step is to obtain either a high school diploma or a GED. You will also have to take a nursing assistant course to gain certification as a CNA.

CNA Program

Within the CNA program, you will have to attend classes for six to 12 weeks. You can find these programs inside of community colleges and vocational schools. You are required to complete 40 hours of supervised clinical studies, which is sometimes done within a nursing home.


The average salary for patient care aides is between $20,000 and $30,000 annually. Those that make the most in the industry is around $35,377. Salaries are based on state, place of employment and experience.
If this article has helped you in some way, will you say thanks by sharing it through a share, like, a link, or an email to someone you think would appreciate the reference.

Popular tags:

 patients  cooking  blood pressure  physicians  hospitals  clinical researchers  nursing  nurses  treatments  responsibilities

What I liked about the service is that it had such a comprehensive collection of jobs! I was using a number of sites previously and this took up so much time, but in joining EmploymentCrossing, I was able to stop going from site to site and was able to find everything I needed on EmploymentCrossing.
John Elstner - Baltimore, MD
  • All we do is research jobs.
  • Our team of researchers, programmers, and analysts find you jobs from over 1,000 career pages and other sources
  • Our members get more interviews and jobs than people who use "public job boards"
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.
NursingCrossing - #1 Job Aggregation and Private Job-Opening Research Service — The Most Quality Jobs Anywhere
NursingCrossing is the first job consolidation service in the employment industry to seek to include every job that exists in the world.
Copyright © 2023 NursingCrossing - All rights reserved. 168