Personal Care Attendant

Help people live their lives for your career. Personal Care Attendant (PCAs) help the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities with daily living activities at home or in a care facility. Your primary goal will be to make the residents you work with feel as comfortable as possible.

Typical duties performed at a place of residence may include:

  • Keeping house
  • Preparing meals
  • Assisting with hygienic tasks. 
  • Advise non-credited care facilities regarding nutrition, cleanliness, and household activities.

Skills a Personal Care Attendant possesses:

  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Ability to read and write in English
  • Physical stamina
  • Ability to multi-task

Job Outlook

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Personal Care Attendant is the second fastest growing occupation in Massachusetts. PCAs are often employed by individual and family services, home health care services, vocational and rehab services and employment services.


About the Course

The Bristol Community College PCA course contains standard tests used in combination with performance checklists to determine the students’ successful completion of each module.

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