In the Philippines, a Caregiver’s entry level salary ranges from P10,000-P12,000 per month and may even go up to P15,000 per month for those highly-trained and experienced. Overseas, such as in Canada, the average hourly rate for a caregiver ranges from C$9,72 to C$12.33.
For those aspiring to be a Caregiver, one must be at least college level or graduate of an associate degree in medical and allied related courses and have completed a training course on caregiving from TESDA or its accredited training institutions.
The training duration for caregiving would usually last 6 months and training costs ranges from P19,000 to P30,000. For those who have completed and passed the caregiving course, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is providing assessment of caregivers’ competencies.
Most Caregivers work abroad, in countries like Taiwan, Canada, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Kuwait, Spain, Cyprus, Qatar, and Bermuda. Emerging host destinations which will accommodate Filipino Caregivers are the following: Oman, Japan, Singapore, Australia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, France, Iceland, Netherland, Norway, Sweden, and United Arab Emirates, and United States.Caregivers can work in the Health and Social Work industry and in Private Households.
To enter other health occupations is the next career move for a Caregiver. Caregivers generally need additional formal training and education on related health and medical sciences. Experience as a Caregiver can also help individuals decide whether to pursue a career in other health-care fields.
A Caregiver is a worker qualified to provide personal care independently or with minimal supervision to children, elderly or disabled persons at either client’s home or at an institution. He/She is also responsible for the psychological & physical needs of an infant, child or adult.
A Caregiver is expected to be equipped with the following knowledge and skills:
* Based on 2011 rates.