General House Worker

Perform the duties to maintain private homes clean and orderly.
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Quick Stats


Outlook
Good

Salary Range
$16,000 – $30,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do General House Workers do?

Performs any combination of following duties to maintain private home clean and orderly, to cook and serve meals, and to render personal services to family members: Plans meals and purchases foodstuffs and household supplies. Prepares and cooks vegetables, meats, and other foods according to employer’s instructions or following own methods. Serves meals and refreshments. Washes dishes and cleans silverware. Oversees activities of children, assisting them in dressing and bathing. Cleans furnishings, floors, and windows, using vacuum cleaner, mops, broom, cloths, and cleaning solutions. Changes linens and makes beds. Washes linens and other garments by hand or machine, and mends and irons clothing, linens, and other household articles, using hand iron or electric ironer. Answers telephone and doorbell. Feeds pets.


Should I be a General House Worker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Bunk House Worker, Household Worker, House Worker, House Worker, General

    How to become a General House Worker

    Most General House Workers 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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