How to become a Dishwasher

You can follow these steps to gain a job as a dishwasher:

  1. First, get your high school diploma, GED or equivalent.
  2. Work in a kitchen. This is not always required since you will probably be trained as part of your employment, but some previous experience can be helpful.
  3. Make sure you are in good physical condition so you are comfortable bending, stretching and moving quickly. You should also be able to lift and carry items up to 50 pounds and stand for long periods of time.
  4. Find ways to improve your communication and time management skills.
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What skills help Dishwashers find jobs?

  • Restaurant Experience
  • Culinary Experience
  • Kitchen Experience
  • Hospitality Experience
  • Sanitation
  • Meal Preparation
  • Time Management
  • Food Production Experience
  • Serving Experience
  • Knife Skills
  • Food Service
  • Heavy Lifting
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Career progression for Dishwasher

Education levels for Dishwashers

Based on the requirements of Dishwasher job openings on Indeed in the United States within the last three years.

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Expected salary by experience

Based on resume data from Indeed users who reported working as a Dishwasher in the United States within the last three years.

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Common qualifications for Dishwashers

  • Food Handler Certification
  • ServSafe
  • Driver's License
  • First Aid Certification
  • OLCC Service Permit
  • MAST Permit
  • CPR Certification
  • Registered Dietitian
  • LPN
  • HDI Certification
  • FSA
  • AED Certification
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Frequently asked questions

Common questions about career advices for a Dishwasher

How important are dishwashers to a restaurant?

Dishwashing is usually an entry-level job, but it is one of the most important jobs in a restaurant. Bad sanitation can put a restaurant out of business. As the dishwasher, you are helping the restaurant maintain the high standard of cleanliness it needs to successfully operate.

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