Disease and Insect Control Field Inspector

Inspect fields to detect presence of noxious insects and plant diseases.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Disease and Insect Control Field Inspectors do?

Inspects fields to detect presence of noxious insects and plant diseases, applying knowledge of identifying characteristics of insects and diseases: Walks through fields, following standard sampling patterns, and examines plants at periodic intervals to detect presence of insects or diseases. Counts numbers of insects on examined plants or number of diseased plants within sample area. Records results of counts onto field worksheet. Collects samples of unidentifiable insects or diseased plants for identification by supervisor.


Should I be a Disease and Insect Control Field Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • Also known as: Field Inspector, Disease and Insect Control

    How to Become a
    Disease and Insect Control Field Inspector

    Disease and Insect Control Field Inspectors generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Disease and Insect Control Field Inspector-related education!
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