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Computer and Office Machine Service Technicians
Employment for computer and office machine service technicians is expected to grow more slowly than the average for all careers through 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Despite this prediction, demand for qualified and skilled technicians will most likely be steady as corporations, the government, hospitals, and universities worldwide continue their reliance on computers to help manage their daily business. Opportunities are expected to be best for those with certification, formal training, and knowledge of electronics and working in computer repairs. Those working on office equipment, such as digital copiers, should find a demand for their services to repair and maintain increasingly technically sophisticated office machines. Technicians will also be needed to replace those who retire from the field or leave their jobs for other positions.