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Pest Control Workers Job Outlook

Employment of pest control workers is expected to grow 26 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.

Employment is projected to increase as more people use professional pest control services rather than trying to control pests themselves. Environmental and health concerns also will result in more people hiring professionals.

Population growth, particularly in the South, where pests are more common, should result in more buildings that will require additional pest management.

Job Prospects

Job opportunities are expected to be very good. The limited number of people seeking work in pest control, expected job growth, and the need to replace workers who leave this occupation should result in many job openings.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition