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Agricultural Consultant, Crop Consultant, Pest Management Consultant, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Specialist, Agricultural Extension Agent, Field Crop Advisor, Crop Protection Specialist, Plant Health Advisor, Pest Control Specialist, Pest Management Technician

작업 설명

Roughly 40% of the world’s crop production is lost every year—because of pests! 

With billions of pests ranging from insects to rodents threatening delicate crops and fragile ecosystems, farmers rely heavily on the services of Pest Control Advisors (or PCAs). PCAs are crucial guardians of our agriculture, helping to protect crops, plants, and trees from being eaten or destroyed by invasive creatures. 

PCAs advise farmers on the selection and use of chemicals as well as organic and natural methods of effectively controlling these bothersome pests. Their valuable work directly impacts environmental conservation efforts, public health and food security, and our national economy.

Note, a PCA is not necessarily a pesticide applicator. Someone can be both a licensed PCA and a licensed pesticide applicator, but the two roles have distinct responsibilities and requirements. 

경력의 보람있는 측면
  • Safeguarding the nation’s food supply from damaging pests
  • Implementing environmentally friendly pest management strategies
  • Helping to prevent pests from spreading disease to humans, animals, and plants
2022년 채용 정보
2032년 예상 고용
인사이드 스쿱
직무 책임

근무 일정

  • Pest Control Advisors work full-time, sometimes in offices, other times outdoors doing fieldwork. Frequent travel may be needed, causing them to be away from home some nights, weekends, or holidays. During fieldwork, they can be exposed to inclement weather, as well as chemical and pest hazards. 

일반적인 의무

  • Conduct site visits to farms; scout (i.e., assess) fields for pest infestations
  • Identify pests and inform farm owners or other clients of findings
  • Look for conditions that could attract pests (such as leaf clutter, garbage, lighting, overgrown shrubs, dense vegetation, or moisture issues); suggest ways to eliminate or reduce these conditions 
  • Offer ideas for preventing pest access to certain areas via fencing, nets, row covers, etc.
  • Collaborate with agronomists and farmers to strategize pest control measures
  • Design integrated pest management plans that combine cultural, biological, mechanical, and chemical strategies 
  • Recommend appropriate chemical treatments or alternatives such as organic and sustainable pest control methods (including the introduction of natural predators such as ladybugs or spiders)
  • Monitor the efficacy and environmental impact of treatments
  • Work with pesticide manufacturers or suppliers to understand the properties and applications of products

추가 책임

  • Prepare budgets for pest control measures
  • Conduct training seminars for farmers about emerging threats and prevention
  • Stay up-to-date on regulatory guidelines and ensure compliance
  • Participate in professional organization activities and contribute to the advancement of the field
  • Supervise or mentor assistants and scouts
  • Assist with ordering inventory
  • May help with chemical and nutrient application
직업에 필요한 기술

소프트 스킬

  • 분석 
  • 세부 사항에주의
  • 의사소통 기술
  • 호기심
  • Environmental consciousness
  • 독립의 
  • 대인 관계 기술
  • 조사의
  • 객관성 
  • 조직 기술
  • 끈기
  • 체력 단련
  • 지략
  • Safety oriented
  • 건전한 판단과 의사 결정

기술 능력

  • Ability to recognize poisonous plants 
  • Experience using Agvance Agrian or related recommendation software
  • Familiarity with pesticide application techniques
  • Geographic Information Systems for tracking pest outbreaks
  • Integrated pest management principles 
  • Knowledge of numerous pest types, their biologies, and behaviors 
  • Knowledge of safety regulations and guidelines
  • Organic and sustainable pest control methods
  • PCA (Pest Control Advisor) license (in some states)
  • QAL (Qualified Applicator) license (in some states)
  • Understanding of crop cycles and farming practices
다양한 유형의 조직
  • 농업 기업
  • Agricultural consultancy firms
  • Crop protection companies
  • 농장 및 목장
  • Government agricultural departments
  • 박물관 및 동물원
  • 연구 시설
  • Vineyards
기대와 희생

Pests pose a hazard to the crops and botanical plants we rely on for food and medicines. Thus our lives and health are linked to the actions of certain insects, mites, nematodes, mollusks, birds, and rodents. Indeed, pests pose a danger to ecosystems in general, as well as lawns, physical structures, and stored foods. They’re also prone to spreading diseases or even causing allergic reactions or venomous bites. 

That’s why we rely so heavily on the diligence of Pest Control Advisors to mitigate the harmful effects of pest populations! PCAs play a pivotal role in ensuring our food sources are secure from the ravages of pests, but they also realize that many organisms are beneficial in some settings. For instance, caterpillars might be pests in a garden but they’re an essential food source for many birds.  

현재 동향

Emerging technologies like drones and GIS software aid PCAs in monitoring larger areas more efficiently. Additionally, there's a growing emphasis on organic and sustainable pest control methods, aligning with the broader trend of eco-conscious farming. 

Another trend is the ongoing development of more sustainable pest management strategies, such as using pheromones or living biological control agents (without those creatures turning into pests themselves). In some cases, genetically modified insects are introduced into an area to mate with wild insects and spread mutated genes, with the goal of reducing pest population sizes. 

이 직업에 종사하는 사람들은 어렸을 때 어떤 종류의 일을 즐겼습니까?

Pest Control Advisors most likely enjoyed being outside when they were younger, perhaps gardening or simply observing nature. They are curious-minded but equally analytical persons who may have liked reading or watching informative videos about earth sciences, wildlife, and insects. 

교육 및 훈련 필요
  • Pest Control Advisors usually need a bachelor’s degree in agronomy, entomology, pest management, forestry, natural resources management, environmental studies, environmental science, biology, or a related field 
  1. Some employers may prefer candidates with a master’s degree, depending on the level of responsibilities involved
  • 일반적인 학부 과정에는 다음이 포함됩니다:
  1. Aquatic habitats    
  2. Biological control of insects and weeds 
  3. 화학
  4. Genetically modified insects
  5. Ecology of pest management
  6. Forest entomology    
  7. Insect biodiversity and biology 
  8. Insect societies    
  9. Insect-transmitted diseases
  10. Invertebrate neurobiology
  11. Parasites and pestilence
  12. 수분 매개자
  13. 통계
  • Some states require pesticide applicators to get licensed and to complete continuing education courses to stay up-to-date on emerging pests and treatment methods
  • Pest Control Advisor license (in some states)
  • Some roles may require an International Society of Arboriculture credential
  • A valid driver's license is also often required since the job entails traveling to various sites
  • Some positions may require a pre-employment substance screening exam
대학에서 찾아야 할 것들
  • Look for accredited colleges offering majors in agronomy, entomology, pest management, forestry, natural resources management, environmental studies, environmental science, biology, or a related field
  • 인턴십 또는 실무 경험을 쌓을 수 있는 기회를 제공하는 프로그램을 찾아보세요. 
  • Check out their current research and research facilities
  • 수업료 및 수수료 비용 비교, 주 내 비용과 타주 비용에 유의하세요.
  • 장학금 및 재정 지원 옵션 검토
  • 졸업생 졸업 및 취업 통계 확인하기 
고등학교와 대학에서해야 할 일
  • 고등학교에서는 농업 관련 주제는 물론 영어, 수학, 지구과학, 화학, 생물학, 식물학 등을 공부하세요. 실험실 수업을 듣고 과학 박람회나 연구 프로젝트에 참여하세요.
  • 자연 및 농업 관련 클럽 및 활동(예: 감독 농업 체험, 미국의 미래 농부 등)에 참여하세요.
  • 야외로 나가세요! 하이킹, 정원 가꾸기, 캠핑을 통해 자연을 접해보세요. 곤충 관찰 일기나 동영상 블로그를 시작하세요. 
  • Volunteer or get a part-time job at a local farm, nature reserve, zoo, insectarium, botanical garden, or research facility
  • 곤충학 관련 학술 논문을 읽고 다큐멘터리 동영상을 시청하세요.
  • Popular YouTube channels with pest control videos include:
  1. DoMyOwnPestControl 
  2. NaturePest Natural Pest Control
  3. Orkin Pest Control
  4. Pestworld
  5. Town and Country Pest Solutions
  • Speak with a working Pest Control Advisor about how they got started. Check out online discussion forums
  • 곤충, 실험실 기술, 데이터 분석 및 과학적 방법론에 대해 배우려면 edX 또는 Udemy에서 제공하는 임시 온라인 강좌에 등록하세요.
  • 이력서 및/또는 대학 지원서를 위해 성과를 추적하세요.
  • 특정 종이나 행동을 전문적으로 다룰지 결정하세요. 
일반적인 로드맵
해충 방제 어드바이저
1차 직장에 입지를 잡는 방법
  • 인디드닷컴, 글래스도어, 집리크루터, USAJOBS 등의 구직 포털을 검색하세요.
  • Some positions require years of prior related work experience, so consider starting as a pesticide applicator or technician, an agricultural field tech, an entomology research assistant, a wildlife control operator, or even a farm, greenhouse, or nursery worker! 
  • 인맥에 채용 공고에 대한 리드를 요청하세요. 대부분의 일자 리는 인맥을 통해 찾을 수 있습니다!
  • 전직 교수와 감독자에게 추천인으로 등록할 수 있는지 물어보세요.
  • Review sample Pest Control Advisor resumes and interview questions
  • 친구 또는 학교 커리어 센터와 함께 모의 면접을 진행하세요. 
  • Keep up-to-date on pest control-related technological developments. Demonstrate awareness of trends and terminology during interviews
  • 면접에 적합한 복장
사다리를 오르는 법
  • Let your supervisor know you are interested in advancement. Offer to take the lead on tough projects! 
  • 더 높은 수준의 학위나 새로운 자격증과 같은 추가 교육 및 훈련에 도전하세요. 
  • Focus on a specific type of pest or method that’s in demand 
  • Become an expert in areas like organic pest control. Embrace new pest control technologies and methods
  • Attend events where you can learn about the latest tools, chemicals, or biological methods
  • Create training materials for new hires and to keep staff updated on best practices and emerging trends
  • Analyze the current methods and practices of your organization. Propose more efficient or cost-effective alternatives
  • Stay current on regulatory changes. Engage with local, state, or federal bodies to ensure your organization is always compliant
  • Document pest control interventions and get published in industry magazines
  • Partner with universities or research institutions for studies or projects
  • Grow your reputation as a subject matter expert. Start a website, write online articles, make educational videos, mentor peers, and participate in professional organization events
  • Strengthen relationships with customers, clients, coworkers, and managers
  • Consider applying to a larger employer or relocating to where there are more (or higher-paying) job opportunities!
계획 B

Pest Control Advising is a crucial but relatively small career field. As a result, there may not be an abundance of jobs where you want to live and work. If you’re interested in related occupations, check out the suggestions below! 

  • 농업 및 식품 과학자    
  • 농업 엔지니어
  • 농업 경제학자
  • Botanist
  • 화학 기술자    
  • 보존 과학자 및 포레스터    
  • 생태학자
  • 곤충학자
  • 환경 과학자 및 전문가    
  • 농부, 목장주 및 농업 관리자    
  • 원예사
  • 산업 생태학자
  • 미생물 학자    
  • 자연주의자
  • 보육 기술자
  • 살충제 처리기
  • 식물 생물학자
  • 정밀 농업 기술자
  • 토양 과학자
  • 포도밭 관리자
  • 동물학자 및 야생동물 생물학자

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