Computer and Office Machine Service Technicians

Computer and office machine service technicians install, calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair equipment such as computers and their peripherals, office equipment, and specialized electronic equipment used in many factories, hospitals, airplanes, and numerous other businesses. Computer and office machine service technicians, including those who work on automated teller machines, hold approximately 110,850 jobs in the United States.

Quick Facts
Duties Install, calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair computers and office equipment (such as copy machines)
Alternate Title(s) Bench Technicians, Field Technicians
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Education and Training
  • Associate's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Hands-on experience as a helper to a technician or in an internship will be useful
  • Math
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Scientific
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Problem-Solving
  • Realistic
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Self Employed, or Crew Supervisor, or Sales Representative
  • Computer and Office Machine Service Technician
  • Helper or Intern

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