Program & Course Information
What Computer Service Technicians Do
Computer service technicians repair computer parts, network connections, and computer equipment, such as an external hard drive or computer monitor. Computer repairers must be familiar with various operating systems and commonly used software packages. Some work from repair shops, while others travel to customers’ locations.
Computer service technicians work in air-conditioned and well-ventilated offices because computers and office machines are sensitive to extreme temperatures and humidity.
How to Become a Computer Service Technician
Some workers enter this field with a high school diploma. However, knowledge of electronics is required, so these workers commonly have a postsecondary degree or certificate. Strong communication and customer service skills are important because computer service technicians often interact with customers to figure out what needs to be repaired.
The median annual wage of computer service technicians was $37,280 in May 2010.
Employment of computer service technicians is expected to grow 7 percent from 2010 to 2020, slower than the average for all occupations.
|Quick Facts: Computer Service Technicians|
|2010 Median Pay||$37,280 per year|
|Entry-Level Education||Postsecondary non-degree award|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||146,200|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||7% growth rate|