National Pest Management Association

Career Outlook

Employment of pest control workers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations.  Current Job Postings

Careers Represented

Outside Sales Associate, Sales Manager or Director, Executive Assistant, Office Manager, Technician, Operations Manager, Technical Specialist, Customer Service Representative

Educational Opportunities

The science and technology behind pest management is always changing, so continuing education is fundamental to what we do. NPMA hosts in-person training events and puts the latest in online training resources at your fingertips through our Online Learning Center, recorded webinars hosted by academic and industry experts, our podcast series, and our YouTube 360 videos.   

NPMA 360 on YouTube

 BugBytes Podcast

 Online Learning Center

In addition, we seek to educate homeowners on what they can do to help in the fight against pests:  

Brief Overview

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with more than 5,500 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry’s commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses. Learn more at 

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    Typical Education

    There are countless examples of people who did not go the college route thriving in the pest management industry. Because our industry is heavily regulated, companies have to have training programs in place that enable employees to earn and maintain state-required licensing. Most important is the desire to serve and the skills of customer service and problem-solving. If you did go to school and enjoyed biology, math, chemistry and communication, the service technician role may be right for you. Regardless of your education, we invite you to talk to a pest control company about opportunities they have to use your strengths and help you grow.