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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 questions.