Drone Repair Technicians

Drone Repair Technician Fixes Drone

Drone repair technicians use their knowledge of electronics, machinery, and engineering to repair drones. Drones are usually synced with smartphones, so drone repair technicians are also knowledgeable about repairing wireless devices and systems. Drone repair technicians use various tools and techniques to fix drone issues such as broken outer shells, damaged propellers, and overheated motors. They also fix electronic controls and main boards. The Department of Labor does not provide data on drone repair technicians, but has information on aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians, which have some similar responsibilities to those of drone technicians. According to the DOL, in May 2016, there were nearly 150,000 aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians employed in the United States.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Unmanned Aerial Systems Maintenance Technicians
Duties Repair and maintain components and systems of unmanned aerial vehicles; discuss repairs with customers; create and track repair order forms
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist throughout the country, with high employment in California, Florida, Georgia, and Texas
Minimum Education Level
  • Associate's Degree
School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Two to three years experience; internship or apprenticeship
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
Skills
  • Computer
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Senior Drone Repair Technician, Supervisor, Manager
  • Drone Repair Technician
  • Apprentice/Junior Drone Repair Technician

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