These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Computer Technicians

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Former Jobs, Rankings - 8 months ago
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It’s tough to be a computer technician nowadays, and more and more of them are losing confidence in their own profession.

While the amount of people majoring in courses preparing people for a job as a computer technician isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become computer technicians in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.

With so many computer technicians no longer sticking around, this begs the question:

What are they all doing now?

We were curious, so we looked through the resumes of former computer technicians to see what kind of jobs they were moving into after leaving the field. There were thousands of answers, so we made the cutoff at the top 100 jobs.

The full list of those jobs can be found below.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten most common jobs for former computer technicians:

  1. Technical Support Specialist
  2. Systems Administrator
  3. Desktop Support Technician
  4. Network Administrator
  5. Information Technology Technician
  6. Information Systems Technician
  7. Network Technician
  8. Field Service Technician
  9. Technician
  10. Information Technology Specialist

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a computer technician would have or being a stepping stone to a different career.

Here’s the thing about these jobs though — as a list, they’re kind of boring as hell. They’re pretty much exactly what you’d expect a lot of former computer technicians to do.

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But given that there are some very surprising and interesting items on this list, we’ve decided to highlight a few of those instead.

Here are some of the most interesting jobs of former computer technicians:

  1. Network Administrator
  2. Information Technology Specialist
  3. Network Engineer
  4. Help Desk Analyst
  5. Help Desk Specialist
  6. Information Technology Manager
  7. Information Technology Consultant
  8. Infrastructure Analyst
  9. Systems Analyst
  10. Desktop Support Analyst

Some of these items are admittedly more attractive than one another as far as actually working the job goes, but one way or another, you’ve got to admit they’re eye-catching.

How We Determined the Most Common Jobs of Former Computer Technicians

Using resume information from our database of over 7 million resumes, we looked at all resumes that listed computer technician under their work history. Then we looked at which jobs showed up on their work histories following their stints as a computer technician, sorting them by their most frequent.

That’s how we made the initial ranked list.

To make our list of most interesting jobs, we looked through the ranked list to see if any positions:

  • Showed up in fewer than 1% of all new jobs
  • And, were not part of the 100 most common jobs in our database

That’s all for how we did it — below you’ll find the full ranked list of the most common jobs of former computer technicians.

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Computer Technicians

Job Title Rank %
Technical Support Specialist 1 3.34%
Systems Administrator 2 2.92%
Desktop Support Technician 3 1.54%
Network Administrator 4 1.36%
Information Technology Technician 5 1.31%
Information Systems Technician 6 1.31%
Network Technician 7 1.27%
Field Service Technician 8 1.25%
Technician 9 1.22%
Information Technology Specialist 10 1.12%
Network Engineer 11 1.04%
Technical Support Technician 12 1.04%
Information Technology/Support Technician 13 0.87%
Help Desk Analyst 14 0.85%
Systems Engineer 15 0.77%
Customer Service Representative 16 0.77%
Help Desk Specialist 17 0.7%
Information Technology Manager 18 0.69%
Information Technology Consultant 19 0.68%
Field Technician 20 0.59%
Infrastructure Analyst 21 0.54%
Systems Analyst 22 0.54%
Sales Associate 23 0.54%
Owner 24 0.48%
Consultant 25 0.43%
Manager 26 0.42%
Assistant Manager 27 0.41%
Desktop Support Analyst 28 0.39%
Service Desk Analyst 29 0.38%
Desktop Support Specialist 30 0.37%
Service Technician 31 0.37%
Information Technology Analyst 32 0.37%
Electronics Technician 33 0.37%
Technical Support Representative 34 0.36%
Desktop Support Consultant 35 0.36%
Team Leader 36 0.35%
Project Manager 37 0.33%
Lead Technician 38 0.33%
Technical Support Engineer 39 0.31%
Senior Systems Engineer 40 0.31%
Information Technology Administrator 41 0.31%
Desktop Engineer 42 0.3%
Supervisor 43 0.29%
Field Engineer 44 0.28%
Technical Analyst 45 0.27%
Administrator 46 0.27%
Security Officer 47 0.26%
Support Analyst 48 0.26%
Senior Technologist 49 0.26%
Technical Specialist 50 0.26%
Engineer 51 0.25%
Systems Support Specialist 52 0.24%
Repair Technician 53 0.24%
Support Specialist 54 0.24%
Senior System Administrator 55 0.24%
Specialist 56 0.23%
Analyst 57 0.23%
Software Engineer 58 0.23%
Business Analyst 59 0.22%
Engineering Technician 60 0.22%
Server 61 0.22%
System Technician 62 0.22%
Cashier 63 0.22%
Data Analyst 64 0.21%
Owner/Operator 65 0.21%
Services Desk Technician 66 0.21%
Desk Support Technician 67 0.21%
Information Security Analyst 68 0.21%
Computer Consultant 69 0.21%
Volunteer 70 0.2%
Web Developer 71 0.2%
Computer Support Specialist 72 0.19%
Information Systems Administrator 73 0.19%
Information Technology Director 74 0.19%
Senior Network Engineer 75 0.19%
Internship 76 0.19%
Senior Analyst 77 0.18%
Computer Repair Technician 78 0.18%
Technical Consultant 79 0.18%
Director Of Information 80 0.18%
Substitute Teacher 81 0.18%
Sales Representative 82 0.17%
Installation Technician 83 0.17%
Technician Support Tier 84 0.17%
Test Technician 85 0.17%
Customer Service Trainer 86 0.16%
Network Support Technician 87 0.16%
Administrative Assistant 88 0.16%
Programmer Analyst 89 0.16%
Driver 90 0.16%
Computer Operator 91 0.16%
Pc Support Technician 92 0.15%
Warehouse Associate 93 0.15%
Senior Desktop Support Technician 94 0.15%
Associate 95 0.15%
Computer Support Technician 96 0.15%
Machine Operator 97 0.15%
Windows System Administrator 98 0.15%
Help Desk Administrator 99 0.15%
Office Manager 100 0.15%

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