When Kathryn Sobilo first considered becoming a home care aide, she was told the work included light housekeeping, assisting patients in getting dressed, running errands, shopping, and helping to prepare meals. "I thought, well, that would be an easy thing to do," Sobilo (pictured below) told AOL Jobs.
What she didn't realize is how much time she would spend tending to incontinent adults. "I've changed a lot of adult diapers," she said, "and that's not fun." Though the job provides flexibility, allowing her to choose how many patients she wants to take on, it doesn't pay well -- just $8 an hour, the state minimum wage in California.