NPMA celebrates National Decision Day


April 28, 2023

NPMAThe National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is reminding high school seniors that National Decision Day – celebrated annually on May 1 – should be a day of celebration for everyone, including those jumping directly into the workforce instead of attending college.

Historically, National Decision Day has only celebrated those who are attending college in the fall. More than 30 percent of graduating seniors will not enroll in a traditional college after graduation, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Recent studies suggest that trend will only continue to grow.

“National Decision Day is an exciting time for students to celebrate where they are headed to college in the fall, but it excludes the growing number of high school students each year who choose to forego college in favor of joining a rewarding and lucrative career,” Liz Bicer, director of workforce development for NPMA, said in the news release. “Professional pest control offers graduating seniors endless opportunity to take control of their future by providing them with a stable, rewarding and – most importantly – debt-free career path.”

As an essential service designated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, professional pest control plays a critical role in protecting public health, property and our nation’s food supply. With employment opportunities for pest control workers projected to grow faster than all other occupations, it’s a stable career choice for high school graduates.

Students who are looking for an alternative to college should explore the possibilities of a career in professional pest control at View current job openings at Stay updated on news and relevant information by following @PestControlJobs on Facebook and LinkedIn.


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Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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