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.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Bench Technicians, Field Technicians
Duties Install, calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair computers and office equipment (such as copy machines)
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Associate's Degree
School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Internship
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Problem-Solving
  • Realistic
Skills
  • Math
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Self Employed, or Crew Supervisor, or Sales Representative
  • Computer and Office Machine Service Technician
  • Helper or Intern

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