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2.2/5 2.2/5
H.S. High School

Overview

A high school diploma is generally requested by employers, and high school shop courses are helpful to have. Most janitors learn on the job, and beginners typically work with a more experienced janitor to start, learning the scheduled routine and the various tasks involved.

Good communication skills are needed to interact with people, and an ability to understand machinery and use it safely is also important. Basic arithmetic skills and an ability to read and write well will be required for carrying out light administrative work.

What are Janitors like?

Artistic

Based on our pool of users, janitors tend to be predominately artistic people. Take our career test to see what career interest category best describes you.

Janitors by Strongest Interest Archetype

Based on sample of 743 Sokanu users

Are Janitors happy?

1%Happy

Janitors rank among the least happy careers. Overall they rank in the 1st percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.

Janitor Career Satisfaction by Dimension

Percentile among all careers

Education History of Janitors

The most common degree held by janitors is Accounting. 2% of janitors had a degree in accounting before becoming janitors. That is over 1 times the average across all careers. English Literature graduates are the second most common among janitors, representing 1% of janitors in the Sokanu user base, which is 0.3 times the average.

Janitor Education History

This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming a Janitor, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.

Degree % of janitors % of population Multiple
Accounting 1.6% 1.5% 1.1×
English Literature 1.4% 4.1% 0.3×
Business Management And Administration 1.2% 5.7% 0.2×
Liberal Arts 1.2% 1.5% 0.8×
Communications 1.1% 2.9% 0.4×
Computer Science 1.1% 2.5% 0.4×

Janitor Education Levels

72% of janitors have a high school diploma. 19% of janitors have a no education.

No education 19%
High school diploma 72%
Associate's degree 0%
Bachelor's degree 7%
Master's degree 1%
Doctorate degree 1%

How to Become a Janitor

Think you might be interested in becoming a Janitor? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good janitor? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • George Washington University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Georgetown University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • American University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
  3. Get Hired
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Should I be a Janitor?

Think you might be interested in becoming a Janitor? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good janitor? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • George Washington University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Georgetown University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • American University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
  3. Get Hired
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