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Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers

Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers
Quick Facts : Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers*
2010 Median Pay$37,280
Entry Level EducationPostsecondary non-degree award
Work Experience in Related OccupationNone
Number of Jobs, 2012146,200
Job Outlook7% (Slower than average)
Employment Change9,500


Computer, ATM, and office machine repairers install, fix, and maintain many of the machines that businesses, households, and other consumers use. They provide preventative maintenance such as cleaning the internal parts of machines.

What Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers Do

  • Travel to customers' locations in response to service requests
  • Communicate with customers to determine the source of a problem
  • Do administrative tasks, such as completing work order forms
  • Provide preventative maintenance, such as cleaning the internal parts of machines
  • Test newly installed systems to make sure they work properly

Work Environment

Repairers often do their work on-site, traveling to customer locations for large or stationary machines. They mostly work for private businesses, but about 24 percent are self-employed.
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Job Outlook

Employment of computer, ATM, and office machine repairers is expected to grow 7 percent from 2010 to 2020.
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Pay

In May 2010, the average salary of computer, ATM, and office machine repairers was $37,280.
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Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers*
Average Annual Salary, May 2010

Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers

37280

Installation & Production Occupations

39887.3333

All Jobs in the U.S.

52312.5223
Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers*
Percent Change in Employment

Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers

6.49795

Installation & Production Occupations

10.336959024270376

All Jobs in the U.S.

15.767561808929724

Becoming a Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers

Employers often prefer workers who have training in electronics from the military or a vocational school. Workers who study basic electronics at a vocational school typically learn about circuits and transistors, and troubleshooting major issues.
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