Most system technicians list "customer service," "hand tools," and "preventative maintenance" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important system technician responsibilities here:
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We've found that 36.4% of system technicians have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 3.3% earned their master's degrees before becoming a system technician. While it's true that some system technicians have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every four system technicians did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those system technicians who do attend college, typically earn either electrical engineering degrees or business degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for system technicians include electrical engineering technology degrees or computer science degrees.
Once you're ready to become a system technician, you should explore the companies that typically hire system technicians. According to system technician resumes that we searched through, system technicians are hired the most by AT&T;, Siemens, and TEKsystems. Currently, AT&T; has 73 system technician job openings, while there are 66 at Siemens and 58 at TEKsystems.
If you're interested in companies where system technicians make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Apple, and Sandia National Labs. We found that at Bristol-Myers Squibb, the average system technician salary is $84,749. Whereas at Apple, system technicians earn roughly $81,016. And at Sandia National Labs, they make an average salary of $79,882.
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We also looked into companies who hire system technicians from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Comcast, AT&T;, and United States Army Corps of Engineers.
The industries that system technicians fulfill the most roles in are the technology and telecommunication industries. But the highest system technician annual salary is in the government industry, averaging $58,665. In the technology industry they make $47,854 and average about $44,562 in the manufacturing industry. In conclusion, system technicians who work in the government industry earn a 13.2% higher salary than system technicians in the professional industry.