Janitors and Cleaners

Janitors or cleaners, sometimes known as custodians, are responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of schools, apartments, hospitals, office buildings, manufacturing plants, and other public structures. In addition to daily cleaning duties, they may perform light repair work when needed and make sure heating and cooling systems are in proper working order. There are approximately 2.4 million janitors and cleaners employed in the United States.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $50,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Physical Education
  • Technical/Shop
  • Building/Trades
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Hands On
  • Realistic
Licensure/Certification Recommended

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