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How to become a Trimmer

Most trimmer positions do not require formal education except for perhaps a high school diploma or a GED. Trimmers gain experience on-the-job, learning how to safely navigate tasks, operate equipment and treat trees so as to maintain their health. Aspiring trimmers can add value to their resume by enhancing their skills in attention to detail, learning to identify different trees, plants or marijuana strains or gaining competency in the use of fertilizers and pesticides.

What skills help Trimmers find jobs?

  • Climbing
  • Commercial Driving
  • Growing Experience
  • Tree Trimming
  • Tree Care
  • Packaging
  • Knife Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Sewing
  • Manufacturing
  • Process Management
  • Anatomy Knowledge

Career progression for Trimmer

Education levels for Trimmers

1%1%98%Associate's DegreeBachelor's DegreeHigh School Diploma or GED

Based on the requirements of Trimmer job openings on Indeed in the United States within the last three years.

Expected salary by experience

0-44-88-1212-1616-20Years of experience23k24k25k25k26kAnnual salary in USD

Based on resume data from Indeed users who reported working as a Trimmer in the United States within the last three years.

Common qualifications for Trimmers

  • Pesticide Applicator’s License
  • CDL
  • LBS1
  • Driver's License
  • OLCC Service Permit
  • CPR Certification
  • Certified Dental Assistant
  • Class D
  • First Aid Certification
  • CDL B
  • CDL A
  • Food Handler Certification
Frequently asked questions
Common questions about career advices for a Trimmer

What qualities do you need to be a trimmer?

Beyond attention to detail and knowledge about different pesticides, trimmers must have a lot of physical stamina. As a trimmer's work is primarily physical, aspiring trimmers should be able to commit to working long hours regardless of the weather.

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What are career advancement opportunities for trimmers?

All grounds maintenance workers, including trimmers, may be able to attain an advanced position. If a trimmer possesses communication skills, dedication and a good work ethic, they may be able to move up to a supervisor position. Over time, a trimmer may take their years of experience and begin their own company.

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