Electronics Service Technicians


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Electronics Service Technicians

Introduction

Electronics service technicians work with and repair consumer electronic equipment that is malfunctioning. This equipment typically includes high-definition televisions, surround-sound systems, DVD players, computers, microwave ovens, and other kinds of home electronic devices. Service technicians diagnose problems in the equipment and make the repairs necessary to restore the equipment to working order. Technicians may also advise customers on the equipment's replacement when it is no longer practical to maintain. Some electronics ...

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Median Salary

$38,160

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Employment Prospects

Fair

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Minimum Education Level

Apprenticeship


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Experience

Prior volunteer, part-time, or hobbyist experience helpful


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Skills

Computer


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Personality Traits

Hands On

Earnings

The median hourly wage of full-time electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers was $18.35 in May 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Based on a 40-hour workweek, this works out to approximately $38,160 annually. Workers at the lowest 10 percent end of the scale earned less than $11.00—or $22,870 annually. The highest paid 10 percent of electronics service tech...

Work Environment

Most electronics service technicians work a standard 40-hour week, Monday through Friday. Their work is usually performed indoors, in homes and shops, under generally comfortable conditions. Technicians who service cable and satellite equipment work outdoors. Actual working conditions vary based on the type of company a technician works for. A large retail store may have a lot more activity, no...

Outlook

Little or no change in employment is expected for electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers through 2028, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook. The need for repair of items such as high definition televisions and digital cameras is somewhat limited; the reason for this is partly the improving quality and durability of today's electronics products. As ma...

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