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.

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Quick Facts
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
Duties Provide services, such as cleaning, laundry, or cooking, in other people's homes
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $50,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
School Subjects
  • Business
  • English
  • Family and Consumer Science
Experience Part-time experience; on-the-job training
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Helpful
  • Organized
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Staff Supervisor
  • Senior Household Worker
  • Nanny/Housekeeper/Companion/Landscaper

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