Irrigation technicians typically do not need any formal training as they learn on the job. Some positions may require prior work experience, but for entry-level positions, no experience is required. These roles usually begin with technicians servicing or fixing sprinklers, valves, and back-flow devices.
In rare cases, some employers may prefer candidates who have some training in irrigation design, systems, and repair. Candidates might consider a certificate or associate’s degree in turf grass or landscape maintenance. These programs generally cover topics like irrigation pumps, installation, and electronic systems control.
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Irrigation Technicians by Strongest Interest Archetype
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Irrigation Technicians rank
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careers. Overall they rank in the 30th percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.
Irrigation Technician Career Satisfaction by Dimension
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