Appliance Service Technicians

Appliance service technicians install and service many kinds of electrical and gas appliances, such as washing machines, dryers, refrigerators, ranges, and vacuum cleaners. Some repairers specialize in one type of appliance, such as air conditioners, while others work with a variety of appliances, both large and small, that are used in homes and business establishments. There are approximately 32,920 appliance service technicians in the United States.


Quick Facts
Duties Install and service a wide range of appliances—from washing machines and dryers to refrigerators and vacuum cleaners
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Technical/Shop
Experience No experience is needed, but it takes on-the-job trainees one to two years to become full-fledged repairers
Skills
  • Building/Trades
  • Interpersonal
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Required
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Service Manager
  • Assistant Service Manager
  • Appliance Service Technician
  • Helper

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