Perform duties in keeping private home clean and in good condition.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$16,000 – $30,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Caretakers do?

Performs any combination of following duties in keeping private home clean and in good condition: Cleans and dusts furnishings, hallways, and lavatories. Beats and vacuums rugs and scrubs them with cleaning solutions. Washes windows and waxes and polishes floors. Removes and hangs draperies. Cleans and oils furnace. Shovels coal into furnace and removes ashes. Replaces light switches and repairs broken screens, latches, or doors. Paints exterior structures, such as fences, garages, and sheds. May drive family car. May mow and rake lawn. May groom and exercise pets. When duties are confined to upkeep of house, may be designated House Worker.

Should I be a Caretaker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Care Taker

    How to become a Caretaker

    Most Caretakers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Doctorate degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9laaac&chl=no+college+%2882%25%29|certificate+%2815%25%29||||doctorate+%283%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,82,82
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