Biosecurity monitors (or biosecurity surveillance officers) undertake the full range of biosecurity inspection duties. They are especially concerned with controlling pests and the spread of disease to animals, plants or the environment.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A bachelor’s or master’s degree in environmental science, plant science, entomology, or ecology is required.
To pursue a career as a Biosecurity Monitor:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, biology, physics, chemistry, natural resources, geography, and mathematics.
Where can I work?
Biosecurity monitors or officers can work for government agencies, private companies that provide pest and disease management services, or may be self-employed.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The future outlook for a biosecurity monitor will be great over the next five years.
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