Sample 1 - State of California

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Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
(SOC Code : 37-2012)
in California

Perform any combination of light cleaning duties to maintain private households or commercial establishments, such as hotels, restaurants, and hospitals, in a clean and orderly manner. Duties include making beds, replenishing linens, cleaning rooms and halls, and vacuuming.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Short-term on-the-job training .

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Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$12.21$9.17$10.71$13.80

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 2020132,600158,60026,00019.64,830

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Accommodation 11,61147.5%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,6759.6%
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 29,8268.6%
Nursing Care Facilities 2,5584.2%
Community Care Facility for the Elderly 5,4243.4%
Religious Organizations 25,9311.6%
Activities Related to Real Estate 7,1401.4%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
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.
Replenish supplies, such as drinking glasses, linens, writing supplies, and bathroom items.
Clean rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and draperies, using vacuum cleaners and shampooers.
Dust and polish furniture and equipment.
Keep storage areas and carts well-stocked, clean, and tidy.
Wash windows, walls, ceilings, and woodwork, waxing and polishing as necessary.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
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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Alternate Titles
Housekeepers; Housekeeping Aides; Housekeeping Assistants; Housekeeping Attendants; and Housepersons
 
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