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Elder Care and Research Careers--Aide to Elderly

Aide to Elderly helping elder to eat Using your Psychology degree to become an Aide to Elders

If you have an interest in working with elders, consider using your Psychology degree to be an aide to elders. Remember, however, that elders may be  disabled, chronically ill, or cognitively impaired--they need a lot of assistance. This might involve helping individuals with self-care and everyday tasks (e.g.,  assisting with walking, and helping with bathing, dressing, and grooming), and providing companionship. In some states, such aides may be able to give a client medication or check the client’s vital signs under the direction of a nurse or other healthcare practitioner. 

Salary Information

simplyhired.com lists the average yearly income for an Aide to Elderly at  $36,000.

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Click on the links below to read about another Elder Care and Research career that only requires a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology:

Elder Care and Research Careers--Elder Adovcate/Fundraising

Click on the links below to read about other Elder Care and Research careers that require a graduate degree:

Elder Care and Research Careers--Master of Social Work

Elder Care and Research Careers--Master's Degree in Psychology

Elder Care and Research Careers- Doctoral Degree in Psychology

Elder Care and Research Careers--Psychiatrist

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