Women in Pest Control
Let’s face it…most little girls don’t imagine themselves growing
up to work with insects. Even fewer would imagine themselves
working in the professional pest management industry. It’s time for
that to change. The professional pest management industry continues
to grow and has numerous jobs to fill – from field technicians to
customer service representatives to leadership and management
positions. With flexible, family-friendly work hours, and
competitive compensation and benefits, women just might be
surprised to discover a career in pest management.
It’s also a stable work environment. The
Bureau of Labor Statistics projects jobs to grow in the
industry by 20 percent through 2022, faster than the average for
all occupations, foreshadowing solid, stable employment
opportunities and strong prospects for career advancement.
Countless individuals have taken temporary placements in the
industry only to find much more than they expected – not just jobs,
but true careers.
If you care about people, are attentive to detail and enjoy
communicating with others and solving problems, and want to make a
positive difference in people’s lives, then this is the right
industry for you.
No experience? No worries! All industry companies provide
training and professional development opportunities. However, most
women already have professional or personal experiences from which
to draw that will serve them well in careers in professional pest
management. Whether that experience has been as a mom or a medical
practitioner, in retail or in business, your life experiences and
professional talents will serve you well in pest control.
If you are ready to change other people’s lives — and maybe
change your own — join us! Consult our industry career center
or contact an NPMA-member pest control company in your area. Companies
in most every region of the country are hiring.
The professional pest management industry has many career
options available; jobs in office management, sales, marketing and
more. Take a look at our sample pest control job descriptions
to find a position that best suits your needs or check out some of
our pest control career frequently asked