Computer Technician Job Openings - 29 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $48,620

    NEW
    Critical Environment Technician (CET Tech) - Data Center
    QTS

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $48,620

    Critical Environment Technician (CET Tech) - Data Center
    Quality Technology Services, LLC

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,850

    NEW
    Electrophysiology Tech travel job in Ashburn, VA
    Sunbelt Staffing

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $21,780

    NEW
    Scientific Computing Associate II
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $21,780

    NEW
    Scientific Computing Associate I
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $74,585

    NEW
    Job Title Civil CAD Designer
    Toll Brothers

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $74,585

    Civil CAD Designer
    Toll Brothers

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,000

    NEW
    Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Associate-Computer Vision, MouseLight
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,920

    Deployment Technician
    Kforce

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,920

    NEW
    Computer Sys Technologist II
    Raytheon

    Dulles Town Center, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,920

    Computer Sys Technologist II
    Raytheon

    Springfield, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,920

    NEW
    Computer Sys Technologist II
    Raytheon

    Springfield, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,034

    NEW
    PC Technician
    Latitude Inc.

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,920

    NEW
    PC Technician
    Esri

    Vienna, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,920

    Deployment Technician, Junior
    Applied Memetics LLC

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,920

    PC Technician
    ESRI

    Vienna, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,034

    NEW
    PC Technicians Needed ASAP
    Latitude Inc.

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,034

    NEW
    Workstation PC Technician - Intermediate
    Apex Systems

    Silver Spring, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,920

    NEW
    MOBILE DATA COMPUTER TECHNICIAN
    Loudoun County

    Leesburg, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,034

    NEW
    PC Technician
    Latitude Inc.

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,920

    NEW
    Deployment Functionality Technician (Overnight) - D91 No. VA
    Best Buy

    Reston, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,920

    Desktop VTC Technician
    By Light Professional It Services

    Fort Belvoir, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,034

    NEW
    PC Technicians Needed ASAP
    Latitude Inc.

    Silver Spring, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,920

    PC Technicians
    Randstad

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,920

    Senior Desktop Technician
    Phacil, Inc.

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,034

    NEW
    Workstation PC Technician - Intermediate
    Apex Systems

    Silver Spring, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,920

    Computer Sys Technologist II
    Raytheon

    Dulles Town Center, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,034

    NEW
    PC Tech openings
    Latitude Inc.

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,034

    NEW
    PC Technician
    Latitude Inc.

    Gaithersburg, MD

Computer Technician Jobs

average

$58,920

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates

What does a Computer Technician do

The primary duties of a Computer Technician include installing hardware and software systems, maintaining network services, and repairing equipment. They also offer technical support on-site, or via phone or email.

how to become a Computer Technician

Because of the wide range of skills used in different computer support jobs, there are many paths into the occupation. A bachelor’s degree is required for some computer support specialist positions, but an associate’s degree or postsecondary classes may be enough for others.

Education

Education requirements for computer support specialists vary. Computer user support specialist jobs require some computer knowledge, but not necessarily a postsecondary degree. Applicants who have taken some computer-related classes are often qualified. For computer network support specialists, many employers accept applicants with an associate’s degree, although some prefer applicants to have a bachelor’s degree.

Large software companies that provide support to business users who buy their products or services often require a bachelor’s degree. Positions that are more technical are likely to require a degree in a field such as computer science, engineering, or information science, but for others, the applicant’s field of study is less important.

To keep up with changes in technology, many computer support specialists continue their education throughout their careers.

Certification

Certification programs are generally offered by vendors or from vendor-neutral certification providers. Certification validates the knowledge of and best practices required by computer support specialists. Companies may require their computer support specialists to hold certifications in the products the companies use.

Advancement

Many computer support specialists advance to other information technology positions, such as network and computer systems administrators and software developers. Some become managers in the computer support services department. Some organizations provide paths for support specialists to move into other parts of the organization, such as sales. For more information, see the profiles on network and computer systems administrators and software developers.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Computer support specialists must be patient and sympathetic. They must often help people who are frustrated with the software or hardware they are trying to use.

Listening skills. Support workers must be able to understand the problems that their customers are describing and know when to ask questions to clarify the situation.

Problem-solving skills. Support workers must identify both simple and complex computer problems, analyze them, and solve them.

Speaking skills. Support workers must describe the solutions to computer problems in a way that a nontechnical person can understand.

Writing skills. Strong writing skills are useful for preparing instructions and email responses for employees and customers, as well as real-time web chat interactions.

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Real Computer Technician Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Execution Desktop IT Citadel LLC Chicago, IL Sep 30, 2012 $190,000
Compute DEV Tech Engineer Nvidia Corporation Bedford, MA Oct 31, 2011 $125,000
Computer DEV Tech Engineer Nvidia Corporation Santa Clara, CA Sep 01, 2015 $114,802 -
$158,357
Project PC (Project Controls) Specialist Arcadis U.S., Inc. Irvine, CA Oct 01, 2013 $105,019
Desktop Technologies Engineer Deluxe Corporation Shoreview, MN Jul 05, 2010 $100,000
Manager, Anti-Money Laundering Comp.-Technology American Express Travel Related Services Company Phoenix, AZ Jul 28, 2014 $100,000
Computer Hardware Engrs Microsoft Corporation Mountain View, CA Mar 15, 2011 $93,892
Business Consultant/Computer Technology & Data Man Consultant Solutions, Inc. Erlanger, KY Aug 01, 2014 $79,306
Research Scientist II, Computational Technologies Genomatica, Inc. San Diego, CA Sep 10, 2011 $79,248 -
$95,000
Manager In Computer Technology Accounting Peace ECO Green Research & Educational Institute C Miami Beach, FL Jan 15, 2010 $75,654 -
$78,263

Top Skills for a Computer Technician

Know what it takes to get the job done

PersonalComputersDeskSupportLaptopComputersTroubleshootSetupCustomerServiceWindowsXPTechnicalSupportRemoteDesktopPCSActiveDirectoryComputerSystemsVirusRemovalMACInternetWindowsNTLan/WanSoftwareInstallationNovellSoftwareIssues

Top Computer Technician Skills

The three most common skills for computer technician jobs are:
  1. Personal Computers
  2. Desk Support
  3. Laptop Computers

Software Issues is the least sought after skill at the current time for computer technician jobs.

Lan/Wan, Active Directory, PCS, Internet, Remote Desktop, MAC, Computer Systems, Windows NT, Laptop Computers, Novell, Software Installation, Setup, Personal Computers, Customer Service, Windows XP, Desk Support, Troubleshoot, Technical Support, Virus Removal, Software Issues

Top Computer Technician Employers

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Top 10 Computer Technician Employers

10 companies currently have Computer Technician open positions.

Other companies that have hired for Computer Technician positions are:
  1. Staples
  2. Insight Global
  3. Compucom
  4. Hewlett Packard

Teksystems, Staples, Insight Global, Compucom, Hewlett Packard, Dell, Robert Half Technology, Avnet, Abbtech, Kforce

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