We surveyed 5,120 housekeepers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical housekeeper. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a housekeeper?

Low

High

Working as a housekeeper typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that housekeepers are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become a housekeeper?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a housekeeper typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.

Is it easy to get a job as a housekeeper?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a housekeeper. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for housekeepers.

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Do housekeepers work full-time or part-time?

41% of housekeepers work in full-time roles while 59% work part-time.

Is being a housekeeper stressful?

Low

High

Housekeepers tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a housekeeper?

Low

High

Organization is considered a very important trait for housekeepers, and is critical to success in the field.

How competitive is the workplace for housekeepers?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for housekeepers.

Does being a housekeeper require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Housekeepers will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are housekeepers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Housekeepers rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do housekeepers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Housekeepers tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a housekeeper physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a housekeeper requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.

Are housekeepers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

While sometimes repetitive, housekeepers tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.

Does being a housekeeper require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail is a vital skill for housekeepers, as small mistakes can make or break one's ability to succeed in the career.

Does being a good housekeeper require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a housekeeper.