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With most of the Pennsylvania healthcare careers having strong demand for their work it is not surprising to see such a high demand for home health aide courses in Pennsylvania. From start to finish we get in to the details about what it will take to get started on the career pat as a HHA in PA. If you want more information about what it takes this article is just what you will need. Home health aides in cities across Pennsylvania like Philadelphia, Allentown, Pittsburgh, Bethlehem, Harrisburg, Scranton and Erie should be very excited about the growth over the next decade, for most of the hiring will be in those areas.

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How to Become a HHA in Pennsylvania

See the exact steps to become a HHA in PA and much more below. If you want to know more about the job description of home health aides in Pennsylvania, see our resource at the link.

What is the Next Step for Becoming a Home Health Aide in PA?

In this section we’ll take a more detailed glance at the needed steps for becoming a HHA in Pennsylvania.

Step 1 – Complete high school or get your G.E.D.

If you have graduated high school or have your GED you have the basic requirement that is needed for most HHA courses in PA.

Step 2: Register for a Pennsylvania state-accredited Home Health Aide program

All PA home care aide candidates need to know that because all businesses who receive Medicare or Medicaid from their customers must use certified individuals to be able to qualify for the government aid, getting certified should be highly considered.

Accredited Home Health Aide Training in Pennsylvania

Harrisburg Area Community College
731 Old Harrisburg Rd.
(717) 337-3855

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute
4500 Education Park Drive.
Schnecksville, PA 18078

P&A Nurse Aide Training
Program and Services
141 East Hunting park Ave.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19124
(215) 329-1322

Community College of Beaver County
125 Technology Dr Ste 4
Canonsburg, PA 15317-9541
Local: (724) 745-7072

HACC Harrisburg Area Community College
(717) 718-0328

GECAC Training Institute
1006 West 10th St.
Erie, PA 16502

Home Health Aide Classes in Pennsylvania – Lackawanna College
501 Vine Street
Scranton, Pa 18509

At Home Care, LLC
Three Neshaminy Interplex Suite 301
Trevose, PA 19053

Step 3: Graduate from your PA HHA class and any required internship hrs

The state of Pennsylvania requires that all candidates for becoming home health aides train for 75 classroom hours and 16 clinical hours before becoming qualified for the taking of the Pennsylvania Home Health Aide certification test.

Step 4: Take and pass the Pennsylvania Home Health Aide certification test

If you want more details about the HHA certification test in PA, see our detailed article here.

Outlook for HHA pay in Pennsylvania

Indeed there is great growing overall demand for HHAs and in Pennsylvania with predicting a 26% increase in the state of Pennsylvania through 2026. Directly below is a more in depth breakdown of Home Health Aide salary in Pennsylvania by area and county in Pennsylvania. If you live in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Reading, Erie, Allentown, Scranton and Bethlehem, you can expect to see some of the tremendous growth!

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$8.65$10.87$14.72
Lancaster, PA MSAHourly$9.62$11.96$15.03
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA MSAHourly$8.51$11.65$16.33
York-Hanover, PA MSAHourly$8.45$11.64$15.01
Lebanon, PA MSAHourly$8.42$11.15$17.34
State College, PA MSAHourly$9.45$11.09$13.86
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan DivisionHourly$8.38$11.06$14.34
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA MSAHourly$8.37$11.05$16.48
Reading, PA MSAHourly$8.67$10.97$14.28
Altoona, PA MSAHourly$8.49$10.93$14.29
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ MSAHourly$8.72$10.90$14.00
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan DivisionHourly$9.10$10.83$14.40
Johnstown, PA MSAHourly$8.12$10.81$14.26
Williamsport, PA MSAHourly$8.10$10.71$14.97
Pittsburgh, PA MSAHourly$8.18$10.65$14.33
Erie, PA MSAHourly$8.31$10.61$13.64
Northeastern Pennsylvania BOSHourly$8.25$10.41$13.50
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA MSAHourly$8.56$9.65$12.15
West Central Pennsylvania BOSHourly$7.95$9.44$13.14
Far Western Pennsylvania BOSHourly$7.99$9.34$14.17

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