There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a charge preparation technician. For example, did you know that they make an average of $15.17 an hour? That's $31,559 a year!
Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow -1% and produce -6,400 job opportunities across the U.S.
There are certain skills that many charge preparation technicians have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed analytical skills, communication skills and interpersonal skills.
When it comes to the most important skills required to be a charge preparation technician, we found that a lot of resumes listed 20.2% of charge preparation technicians included parts inventory, while 18.2% of resumes included diagnostic tests, and 11.6% of resumes included patient care. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.
When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the charge preparation technician job title. But what industry to start with? Most charge preparation technicians actually find jobs in the health care and transportation industries.
If you're interested in becoming a charge preparation technician, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 25.6% of charge preparation technicians have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 5.0% of charge preparation technicians have master's degrees. Even though some charge preparation technicians have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.
Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a charge preparation technician. When we researched the most common majors for a charge preparation technician, we found that they most commonly earn associate degree degrees or bachelor's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on charge preparation technician resumes include diploma degrees or high school diploma degrees.
You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a charge preparation technician. In fact, many charge preparation technician jobs require experience in a role such as technician. Meanwhile, many charge preparation technicians also have previous career experience in roles such as staff technologist or medical laboratory technician.
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In addition to switching up your job search, it might prove helpful to look at a career path for your specific job. Now, what's a career path you ask? Well, it's practically a map that shows how you might advance from one job title to another. Our career paths are especially detailed with salary changes. So, for example, if you started out with the role of technician you might progress to a role such as team leader eventually. Later on in your career, you could end up with the title general manager.
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The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 20.2% of charge preparation technicians listed parts inventory on their resume, but soft skills such as analytical skills and communication skills are important as well.