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What do they do?

Clean dishes, kitchen, food preparation equipment, or utensils.

Also known as:

Dietary Aide, Dish Machine Operator (DMO), Dish Room Worker, Dish Technician, Dish Washer, Dishwasher, Kitchen Helper, Kitchen Steward, Steward, Stewarding Supervisor, Utility Aide

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Dishwashers is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 1.8%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #19 in job growth rate
  • 2,140

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #13 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.2%)
  • Master's degree (0.5%)
  • Bachelor's degree (3.3%)
  • Associate's degree (2.9%)
  • Some college, no degree (12.8%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (40.6%)
  • Less than high school diploma (39.8%)

Percent of workers in this field

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People in this career often have talent in:

  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Clean tableware.
  • Clean food preparation areas, facilities, or equipment.
  • Store supplies or goods in kitchens or storage areas.
  • Remove trash.
  • Stock serving stations or dining areas with food or supplies.
  • Package food or supplies.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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