Dry Cleaner

Emma Manning

Education Requirements

There are no formal education requirements. Most laundry and dry-cleaning workers have a high school diploma or less. Some take classes on how to operate dry-cleaning machines or how to remove certain stains such as from inks or grease from clothing, but most employers do not require this.

Training Requirements

Job training consists of classroom instruction, including practice in making health and sanitation inspections. Further training occurs on the job and through advanced courses. Training length varies depending on specialty. Course content typically includes:

  • Identification of health hazards
  • Inspection of food products and food service operations
  • Inspection of wastewater and waste disposal facilities

Work Experience

No work experience is needed.


  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Administration and Management
  • Production and Processing
  • Education and Training


$10 an hour

$21,000 per year