Some of the skills we found on computer repair technician resumes included "troubleshoot," "laptop computers," and "computer system." We have detailed the most important computer repair technician responsibilities below.
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After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a computer repair technician. We found that 34.0% of computer repair technicians have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 2.2% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While some computer repair technicians have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every four computer repair technicians were not college graduates.
Those computer repair technicians who do attend college, typically earn either a computer science degree or a information technology degree. Less commonly earned degrees for computer repair technicians include a computer information systems degree or a electrical engineering degree.
Once you're ready to become a computer repair technician, you should explore the companies that typically hire computer repair technicians. According to computer repair technician resumes that we searched through, computer repair technicians are hired the most by National Vision Administrators, PC Laptops, and Trc Staffing Services. Currently, National Vision Administrators has 24 computer repair technician job openings, while there are 5 at PC Laptops and 3 at Trc Staffing Services.
Since salary is important to some computer repair technicians, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES, Belcan, and Omega Morgan. If you were to take a closer look at Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES, you'd find that the average computer repair technician salary is $43,774. Then at Belcan, computer repair technicians receive an average salary of $42,316, while the salary at Omega Morgan is $41,957.
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If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at Best Buy, TEKsystems, and Circuit City. These three companies have hired a significant number of computer repair technicians from these institutions.
In general, computer repair technicians fulfill roles in the insurance and professional industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the computer repair technician annual salary is the highest in the technology industry with $40,917 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the education and manufacturing industries pay $35,948 and $33,117 respectively. This means that computer repair technicians who are employed in the technology industry make 70.6% more than computer repair technicians who work in the retail Industry.