Household Workers

The category of household workers includes a number of occupations, all of which are concerned with the home. Household workers may clean homes, plan and cook meals, do laundry, administer the household account books, care for children, and perform numerous other duties, such as gardening and household maintenance.

Quick Facts
Duties Provide services, such as cleaning, laundry, or cooking, in other people's homes
Alternate Title(s) Butlers, Caretakers, Child-Care Workers, Companions, Dayworkers, Domestic Laundry Workers, General Houseworkers, Governesses, Home Housekeepers, Launderers, Majordomos, Nannies, Personal Attendants, Pressers, Yard Workers
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $50,000
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • English
  • Family and Consumer Science
Experience Part-time experience; on-the-job training
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Helpful
  • Organized
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Staff Supervisor
  • Senior Household Worker
  • Nanny/Housekeeper/Companion/Landscaper

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