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Career and Education Opportunities for Exterminators in Arizona

Arizona has a population of 6,595,778, which has grown by 28.56% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona's capital and largest city is Phoenix.

The national trend for exterminators sees this job pool growing by about 15.3% over the next eight years. In general, exterminators spray or release chemical solutions or toxic gases and set traps to kill pests and vermin, such as mice, termites, and roaches, that infest buildings and surrounding areas.

Income for exterminators is about $14 hourly or $29,320 yearly on average in Arizona. Nationally, their income is about $14 per hour or $29,890 per year. Earnings for exterminators are better than earnings in the general category of Landscaping and Groundskeeping in Arizona and better than general Landscaping and Groundskeeping category earnings nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 3,437,191 jobs in Arizona. The average annual income was $34,339 in 2008, down from $34,365 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Arizona was 9.1% in 2009, which has grown by 3.2% since the previous year. About 23.5% of Arizona residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Arizona include consumer lending, truck, utility trailer, and rv rental, and truss manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Hall of Flame Fire Fighting Museum, the Desert Botanical Gardens, and the Phoenix Museum of History.

CITIES WITH Exterminator OPPORTUNITIES IN Arizona


JOB DESCRIPTION: Exterminator

Exterminator video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, exterminators spray or release chemical solutions or toxic gases and set traps to kill pests and vermin, such as mice, termites, and roaches, that infest buildings and surrounding areas.

Every day, exterminators are expected to be able to understand what others are saying to them even in a noisy environment. They need to listen to and understand others in meetings. It is also important that they speak clearly.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Arizona include:

  • Grounds Keeper. Landscape or maintain grounds of property using hand or power tools or equipment. Workers typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, and installation of mortarless segmental concrete masonry wall units.
  • Integrated Pest Management Technician. Mix or apply pesticides, herbicides, or insecticides through sprays, dusts, vapors, soil incorporation or chemical application on trees, shrubs, or botanical crops. Usually requires specific training and State or Federal certification.
  • Tree Trimmer. Cut away dead or excess branches from trees or shrubs to maintain right-of-way for roads, sidewalks, or utilities, or to improve appearance, health, and value of tree. Prune or treat trees or shrubs using handsaws, pruning hooks, and clippers. May use truck-mounted lifts and power pruners. May fill cavities in trees to promote healing and prevent deterioration.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Arizona

Arizona
Arizona photo by Luca Galuzzi

Arizona has a population of 6,595,778, which has grown by 28.56% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona's capital and biggest city is Phoenix. In 2008, there were a total of 3,437,191 jobs in Arizona. The average annual income was $34,339 in 2008, down from $34,365 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Arizona was 9.1% in 2009, which has grown by 3.2% since the previous year. Approximately 23.5% of Arizona residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Arizona include consumer lending, truck, utility trailer, and rv rental, and truss manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Phoenix Art Museum, the Phoenix Museum of History, and the Heard Museum.