Electronics Service Technicians

Technician Repairs Television

Electronics service technicians work with and repair consumer electronic equipment that is malfunctioning. This equipment typically includes high-definition televisions, surround-sound systems, DVD players, computers, microwave ovens, and other kinds of home electronic devices. Service technicians diagnose problems in the equipment and make the repairs necessary to restore the equipment to working order. Technicians may also advise customers on the equipment's replacement when it is no longer practical to maintain. Some electronics service technicians may work with electronic office equipment, such as photocopiers, scanners, and fax machines. There are about 26,890 electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers working in the United States.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Repair consumer electronic equipment that is malfunctioning
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
  • Apprenticeship
  • Associate's Degree
School Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Prior volunteer, part-time, or hobbyist experience helpful
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
  • Computer
  • Math
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Excellent
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Decline
Career Ladder
  • Electrical or Electronics Engineer
  • Crew Chief, or Sales Supervisor/Manager, or Senior Technician
  • Experienced Electronics Service Technician
  • Entry-Level Electronics Service Technician