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Education and Training Requirements

High School

To be hired as a full-time household worker, you should have a high school diploma or its equivalent. Classes you may find beneficial to take include English to increase your communication skills and ability to follow directions and family and consumer science or home economics classes. If you are interested in a certain area of work, take classes that will increase your skills in those areas. For example, someone interested in lawn care and property maintenance might take horticulture or biology classes to learn about plant life, and shop classes to learn how to use various tools. Someone interested in child care might take classes concentrating on child development and health. No matter what your area of interest, however, basic math classes will be useful. If your goal is to rise to a position such as home housekeeper or to own a cleaning business, you should also take accounting and business classes to help you prepare for the bookkeeping and other business aspects of the work.

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