While a career as a professional caregiver is one of the most gratifying careers you’ll find, choosing the right agency to work with will affect your happiness within the profession. It’s important that you find an agency that you feel will support you and treat you like the professional you are. Just like you’ll be asked questions by the agency during your interview which will help them decide if you’re a good fit for them, you need to be prepared to ask them questions to see if they’re a good fit for you. Here are five questions you should ask during your caregiver interview.

Can I set my own hours?

One of the major advantages of being a caregiver is having a healthy work-life balance. By asking this question, you’ll be able to uncover if the agency feels the same way. If setting your own hours is important to you, look for an agency that offers options such as part-time, full-time, hourly, daytime, evening, 24-hour shifts, and live-in opportunities.

Will I have steady work each week?

This is an important question if you have bills to pay every month. Many agencies post open caregiver opportunities on their website, so check those out in addition to asking this question. The last thing you want to do is commit to an agency that doesn’t have enough work to keep you busy, which prevents you from meeting your financial obligations.

What type of training will I receive?

If you’re a new caregiver, being pr