"customer service," "communication," and "technical support" aren't the only skills we found junior technicians list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of junior technician responsibilities that we found, including:
Before becoming a junior technician, 33.8% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 3.0% junior technicians went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, some junior technicians have a college degree. But about one out of every four junior technicians didn't attend college at all.
The junior technicians who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and computer science, while a small population of junior technicians studied information technology and computer information systems.
Once you're ready to become a junior technician, you should explore the companies that typically hire junior technicians. According to junior technician resumes that we searched through, junior technicians are hired the most by Goodyear, Daifuku North America Holding Company, and Kinder Morgan. Currently, Goodyear has 11 junior technician job openings, while there are 8 at Daifuku North America Holding Company and 8 at Kinder Morgan.
Since salary is important to some junior technicians, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at CACI International, Cognizant, and Intertek. If you were to take a closer look at CACI International, you'd find that the average junior technician salary is $48,505. Then at Cognizant, junior technicians receive an average salary of $47,312, while the salary at Intertek is $45,413.
We also looked into companies who hire junior technicians from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include United States Navy, IBM, and Verizon Communications.
In general, junior technicians fulfill roles in the technology and manufacturing industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the junior technician annual salary is the highest in the professional industry with $43,505 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the manufacturing and technology industries pay $42,846 and $42,000 respectively. This means that junior technicians who are employed in the professional industry make 12.1% more than junior technicians who work in the media Industry.