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Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation

in Massachusetts

Mix or apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides through sprays, dusts, vapors, soil incorporation, or chemical application on trees, shrubs, lawns, or botanical crops. Usually requires specific training and State or Federal certification. Excludes "Commercial Pilots" (53-2012) who dust or spray crops from aircraft.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
373012  Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 395 408 13 3.29 % High school diploma or equivalent 

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