exterminator Makes best jobs list
ranks among U.s. news and world report's 2024 best Maintenance and repair jobs
U.S. News and World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, recently released its 2024 Best Jobs list. Exterminator placed in the top 10 for best maintenance and repair jobs. Jobs are ranked according to a variety of factors, such as salary, available job opportunities or job prospects, stress level and work-life balance. Exterminator, also known as a pest control technician, received high marks for on-the-job training, upward mobility and a positive work-life balance. In addition, the article touted the ease to get started in the industry - no degree required! - and the benefits of flexible scheduling and route management.
This ranking demonstrates the incredible growth and change happening in the professional pest control industry. Interested in getting started yourself? Our Career Paths page has everything you need to find a path fit for you.
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Careers in Action: ROUTE TECHNICIAN TO BRANCH MANAGER
Looking for his next move after serving in the military, Reggie joined Lloyd Pest Control as a Route Technician in 1996. He quickly rose through the ranks, becoming Area Supervisor and then Service Manager, before eventually being promoted to Branch Manager. Click to learn more about his story.
Technology is constantly changing the landscape of almost all industries, and professional pest control is no exception. New innovations in pest control continue to improve the industry and allow pest control professionals to do their jobs more accurately and efficiently. It’s also a lot of fun to operate the devices and put all those hard-earned gaming skills to good use!
Pride & Professionalism
Pest pros are everyday heroes. The work they do touches millions of lives every day. In fact, public health officials attribute the quality of life we enjoy today to three things: better sanitation, better pharmaceuticals and medicine, and better pest control. Pest control professionals are not only protecting most people’s largest investment — their property — but their health as well. Learn more about working in this great industry!