"Facility," "Customer Service," and "Hand Tools" aren't the only skills we found Operations Technicians list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of Operations Technician responsibilities that we found, including:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming an Operations Technician. We found that 40.0% of Operations Technicians have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 3.3% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While some Operations 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 Operations Technicians were not college graduates.
The Operations Technicians who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied Business and Electrical Engineering, while a small population of Operations Technicians studied Computer Science and General Studies.
Once you're ready to become an Operations Technician, you should explore the companies that typically hire Operations Technicians. According to Operations Technician resumes that we searched through, Operations Technicians are hired the most by Ernst & Young, Sherwin-Williams, and Samsung. Currently, Ernst & Young has 167 Operations Technician job openings, while there are 30 at Sherwin-Williams and 29 at Samsung.
Since salary is important to some Operations Technicians, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at JPMorgan Chase & Co., BP America, and Boeing. If you were to take a closer look at JPMorgan Chase & Co., you'd find that the average Operations Technician salary is $84,399. Then at BP America, Operations Technicians receive an average salary of $75,999, while the salary at Boeing is $61,936.
The industries that Operations Technicians fulfill the most roles in are the Manufacturing and Technology industries. But the highest Operations Technician annual salary is in the Non Profits industry, averaging $44,832. In the Government industry they make $42,002 and average about $40,199 in the Technology industry. In conclusion, Operations Technicians who work in the Non Profits industry earn a 37.0% higher salary than Operations Technicians in the Media industry.