Healthcare support worker job description

Updated March 23, 2017

A health care support professional assists individuals, families or vulnerable populations. The health care support worker may provide physical, psychological or emotional care and relief, depending on the patient's condition.


A health care support worker delivers care in compliance with corporate policies and regulatory guidelines, evaluates patients' conditions and provides other services to patients or clients if required. The support worker also makes decisions, solves problems, negotiates with clients and settles disputes.

Skill Set and Tools

A health care support role requires an analytical penchant, good communication skills and service orientation. An apt and proficient health care support worker often uses notebook computers and medical software, such as James Frazier Associates DataStart.

Academic Requirements and Earnings

Most health care support workers have an associate or bachelor's degree in nursing or a health care related field. Companies prefer professionals who have practical experience or a nursing license. As of 2010, the average yearly wages of health care support workers are £35,750, according to the career data website Indeed.

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About the Author

Marquis Codjia is a New York-based freelance writer, investor and banker. He has authored articles since 2000, covering topics such as politics, technology and business. A certified public accountant and certified financial manager, Codjia received a Master of Business Administration from Rutgers University, majoring in investment analysis and financial management.