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Is Window Cleaning a Good Job?
Posted on Wednesday, January 20th 2021

FISH Window CleanersIs Window Cleaning a Good Job?

Window cleaning companies (like FISH franchises) are on a hiring streak right now. See what we did there? The number of job opportunities for window cleaning technicians is expected to grow 7 percent over the next eight years.

This is not your typical 9-5 job. It doesn’t require any experience or formal education, so it's easy to become a window cleaner. The job does require you to be in good physical condition since you’ll be on your feet and climbing up and down ladders. The owner or manager will train you on everything you’ll need to know. Most FISH franchise locations put new technicians through a two-week training to ensure they know all the proper safety procedures and how to use the equipment.

If you are looking for a new job but aren’t sure if it is right for you, here is a list of reasons why becoming a window cleaning technician may or may not be the right decision.

Reasons why window cleaning technician might be the right job for someone:

  • No experience needed
  • Freedom, flexibility, autonomy
  • No nights, weekends, or holidays
  • Not stuck at a desk
  • Lots of variety in the work
  • You get to work outside
  • Opportunity to increase your earnings
Don’t believe us? Hear it from the people who are out there on the job right now. This video follows three window cleaning technicians from FISH. Listen as they describe what they were doing before and how the job has changed their lives for the better.

Reasons why it wouldn’t be the right job for someone else:

  • Afraid of heights or ladders
  • Not strong enough to carry ladders and other equipment
  • Not self-motivated
  • No valid driver’s license
  • Doesn’t enjoy working by themselves

Fish Window Cleaning EmployeesCompetitive Edge

If none of the “why wouldn’ts” apply to you, here is one more fun reason why you might consider a career as a window cleaning technician: competitions!

Yes, there really are contests held throughout the year, like the International Window Cleaning Association's competition to crown the World’s Fastest Window Cleaner. Check out this video of a recent window cleaning competition.

While there are many window cleaning companies out there, you should stick with a well-established company like Fish Window Cleaning, which has more than 40 years of experience in the industry.

If you want to pursue a job as a window technician, go to www.fishwindowcleaning.com and click on Careers to apply to a franchised location near you.