Military Pest Control Specialists

Military Career

General Information

Description

Pest control specialists use their expertise to protect military members and their families from diseases borne of insects. They conduct assessments and determine what pest management actions are needed to control and prevent infestations in military facilities and the surrounding environment. They interact with other military medical providers and follow environmental compliance guidelines.  

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Work Environment

Pest control specialists work indoors and outdoors to control pests.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

Jobs in this career field may be available in other service branches. Call or email a particular branch for more info.

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required

Military Workforce

Pest Control Specialists in the Military

866

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Salary

Average Salary

$55,673

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 90%
  • Post-secondary certificate 8%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Military training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Job training for pest control specialists consists of classroom and on-the-job instruction. Training content may include: Identification and mitigation of health hazardsPest control procedures and equipment

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Sales and Marketing

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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