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Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators

On the Job


Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators mix or apply chemicals like pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides. They may use sprays, dusts, or chemical applicators on trees, lawns, or crops. State or federal certification is often required for this career.


Typical Work Tasks

People who work in this career often:

Typical Working Conditions


O*NET in-it

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