Dry cleaning operators use machines to clean suits, sweaters, draperies, cushion covers, and other garments/household articles. They may specialize in cleaning leather/suede garments.
A. Dry cleaning and laundry inspectors check garments to make sure they meet appropriate standards.
B. Ironing, pressing, and finishing workers operate pressing/ironing machines and hand-iron fine lace or silk items.
C. Beauty salon attendants shampoo customers' hair and assist hairstylists.
D. Door attendants assist persons entering/leaving facilities.
E. Ticket takers and ushers receive admission tickets at events.
F. Funeral attendants drive hearses, arrange floral displays, and perform other related duties.
1. Other services (except public administration) - 43.0%
2. Health care and social assistance - 13.0%
3. Accommodation and food services - 9.0%
4. Retail trade - 6.0%
5. Clothing manufacturing - 6.0%
6. Arts entertainment and recreation - 6.0%
7. Information and cultural industries - 6.0%
1. To work in this field, you usually need some high school education.
2. To work in dry cleaning, laundry, ironing, or pressing occupations, you usually need on-the-job training and may need experience as an inspector or assembler.
3. To work as a suede, leather, and fur cleaner, you may need experience as a dry cleaning or laundry machine operator.
4. To work as a funeral attendant or car jockey, you need a driver's licence.
5. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.
The average hourly wages for Other Elemental Service Occupations is $10.53/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the sale and service sector and are close to the average for all labouring and elemental occupations. These wages grew at an above-average rate from 2002 to 2004.