Cleaning Service Owners

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.


Quick Facts
Duties Clean carpets and floors, upholstery, and drapes in homes, offices, and apartment buildings; market one's business; supervise staff; manage payroll
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Several years of experience needed
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Leadership
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Large Cleaning Service Owner
  • Cleaning Service Owner
  • Cleaning Service Worker

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