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* ELMI Occupation Profile - Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners *
 
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
(O*NET 37-2012.00, SOC 37-2012)
What they do
Perform any combination of light cleaning duties to maintain private households or commercial establishments, such as hotels and hospitals, in a clean and orderly manner. Duties may include making beds, replenishing linens, cleaning rooms and halls, and vacuuming.
 
Also called:
Breakfast and Room Attendant, Cottage Attendant, Environmental Services Aide, Environmental Services Worker, Housekeeper, Housekeeping, Housekeeping Aide, Housekeeping Laundry Worker, Room Attendant, Room Cleaner
 
 
Wages
Vermont - 2018
Percentile1HourlyYearly
10% $ 10.81   $22,480  
25% $ 11.29   $23,480  
Median $ 12.17   $25,310  
75% $ 13.91   $28,930  
90% $ 15.28   $31,770  
 
Average $ 12.75   $26,530  
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Industries of Employment
United States - 2016
IndustryPercent of total
  • Accommodation
32%
  • Private households
21%
  • Self-employed workers, all industries
12%
  • Administrative and support services
10%
  • Nursing and residential care facilities
8%
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Knowledge
People in this career often know a lot about:
  • Customer and Personal Service
    Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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Skills
People in this career often have these skills:
  • Service Orientation
    Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Coordination
    Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
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Interests
People in this career often prefer these work environments:
  • Realistic
    Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
  • Conventional
    Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
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Work Styles
People in this career will do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
    Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Stress Tolerance
    Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Self Control
    Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Integrity
    Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Independence
    Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
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Projected Employment
 Vermont
2016 employment 4,007
2026 employment 4,161
Annual percent change
(compounded)
0.4%
Annual projected job openings
(due to change and separations)
545
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Education and Experience:
  • Typical education needed for entry
    No formal educational credential
  • Work experience in a related occupation
    No work experience
  • Typical on-the-job training needed to attain competency
    Less than 1 month on-the-job training
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Job Zone
Some Preparation Needed
  • Specific Vocational Preparation Range
    (4.0 to < 6.0) - A typical worker will require over 3 months up to and including 1 year of training to achieve average performance in this occupation.
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Education Level
How much education do most people in this career have?
Education level Percent of
U.S. Workers
Doctoral or professional degree
or post-MA certificate
  0%
Master's degree or
post-BA certificate
  0%
Bachelor's degree   1%
Associate's degree   0%
Certificate or some college,
no degree
  0%
High school diploma
or equivalent
  64%
Less than high school diploma   35%
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Abilities
People in this career often have talent in:
  • Extent Flexibility
    The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
  • Trunk Strength
    The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
  • Stamina
    The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Information Ordering
    The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • Near Vision
    The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
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Work Activities
In general, what you might do:
  • Performing General Physical Activities
    Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Getting Information
    Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
    Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
    Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Handling and Moving Objects
    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
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Detailed Work Activities
What you might do in a day:
  • Clean equipment or supplies.
  • Clean facilities or sites.
  • Clean furniture or fixtures.
  • Dispose of trash or waste materials.
  • Monitor building premises to ensure occupant or visitor safety.
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Tasks
On the job, you would:
  • Carry linens, towels, toilet items, and cleaning supplies, using wheeled carts.
  • Disinfect equipment and supplies, using germicides or steam-operated sterilizers.
  • Clean rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, restrooms, corridors, elevators, stairways, locker rooms, and other work areas so that health standards are met.
  • Empty wastebaskets, empty and clean ashtrays, and transport other trash and waste to disposal areas.
  • Observe precautions required to protect hotel and guest property and report damage, theft, and found articles to supervisors.
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