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Ditch the Debt; Explore Stable, High-Paying Careers in Pest Control

In-demand skilled trade is an immediate path to earning potential for Gen Z

FAIRFAX, Va.--(April 23, 2024)--Today’s graduates are facing a challenging job market landscape. Recent studies show Americans’ confidence in higher education continues to fall, with just 36 percent of respondents proponents of four-year degrees. By contrast, more than 83 percent of respondents in a similar survey believe learning a skilled trade can be a better path to economic security than college. With student loan debt soaring to new heights, many job seekers are exploring alternative career paths that offer stability, growth and the ability to avoid crippling financial burdens. Enter: the pest control industry. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) urges job seekers to explore the exciting opportunities within pest control. This skilled trade offers a rewarding alternative for young adults who are ready to join the workforce, avoid student loans and start earning immediately.

“There’s a growing shift toward skilled trades like pest control, and demand for skilled professionals is at an all-time high,” said NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf. “Unlike traditional four-year degree programs, the training required to become a pest control technician takes a fraction of the time. Job seekers can avoid the stress of student loan debt and build a secure future with a rewarding career in pest control.”

Why Consider Pest Control?

  • High Demand & Job Security: The pest control industry is expected to grow steadily over the next decade, according to the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This means job security and consistent work opportunities.
  • Competitive Salaries & Benefits: Pest control workers can earn an average salary range of $45,000 - $75,000, depending on location, with many companies offering attractive benefits packages that include health insurance, retirement plans, flexible scheduling, ample time off and more.
  • On-the-Job Training: Most pest control companies invest heavily in their employees, offering extensive on-the-job training. You can gain valuable knowledge to propel your career to new heights without acquiring student loan debt.
  • Career Advancement: The pest control industry offers a clear path for advancement in several areas. Technicians can move into new roles in technology, customer service, leadership, or even start their own business.
  • Fulfillment & Purpose: Pest control is an essential industry that protects public health and property. You’ll play a vital role in keeping our communities safe and healthy.

If you’re looking for a rewarding career path with excellent earning potential and the ability to avoid student loan debt, explore the exciting opportunities that await in pest control. Visit PestControlJobs.com to learn more, or explore available positions at Careers.PestControlJobs.com. Stay updated on relevant information by following @PestControlJobs on Facebook and LinkedIn and explore workforce content and more by following @PestWorld on TikTok.

About the National Pest Management Association

The NPMA, a non-profit organization with more than 5,500 members, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property from the diseases and dangers of pests. Its Workforce Development Initiative aims to help fill the demand for skilled workers, attract new talent to the professional pest control industry and spread the word about the essential role pest control professionals play in improving people’s overall quality of life. For more information, visit PestControlJobs.com or follow @PestControlJobs on Facebook and LinkedIn.


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