Cleaning Service Owners

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Cleaning service owners go into homes, offices, and apartment buildings to clean carpets, upholstery, and drapes. With special training, they also clean air ducts and restore homes and buildings damaged by fire, flood, and other disasters. There are successful cleaning services all across the country, but those businesses devoted to disaster restoration are generally located in areas with cold seasons and inclement weather.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Clean carpets and floors, upholstery, and drapes in homes, offices, and apartment buildings; market one's business; supervise staff; manage payroll
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Several years of experience needed
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
  • Technical
  • Business Management
  • Leadership
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Large Cleaning Service Owner
  • Cleaning Service Owner
  • Cleaning Service Worker