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Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers

Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
Quick Facts : Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers*
2010 Median Pay$32,940
Entry Level EducationPostsecondary non-degree award
Work Experience in Related OccupationNone
Number of Jobs, 201236,800
Job Outlook14% (About as fast as average)
Employment Change5,100


Home entertainment equipment installers and repairers, also called service technicians install, troubleshoot, and fine-tune sound and picture quality, ensuring that a client?s home entertainment system works at its peak capability. They set up and fix household audio and video equipment, such as televisions, stereo components, and home theater systems.

What Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers Do

  • Install electronic equipment and devices, such as televisions and speaker systems
  • Inspect malfunctioning equipment and devices
  • Read and interpret electronic circuit diagrams, specifications, and service manuals
  • Take apart equipment and repair or replace loose, worn, or defective parts and wiring
  • Teach customers the safe and proper use of audio and video equipment

Work Environment

Although most home entertainment equipment installers and repairers work in electronics repair shops, many spend significant time traveling to customers' homes. They generally work full time, and many work evenings or weekends, including overtime.
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Job Outlook

Employment of home entertainment equipment installers and repairers is expected to grow 14 percent from 2010 to 2020 with the continued growth of consumers? desire for state-of-the-art sound and picture quality will further increase demand for workers.
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Pay

The average salary of home entertainment equipment installers and repairers was $32,940 in May 2010.
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Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers*
Average Annual Salary, May 2010

Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers

32940

Installation & Production Occupations

39887.3333

All Jobs in the U.S.

52312.5223
Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers*
Percent Change in Employment

Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers

13.8587

Installation & Production Occupations

10.336959024270376

All Jobs in the U.S.

15.767561808929724

Becoming a Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers

Employers prefer to hire workers who have attended postsecondary vocational, technical, or associate's degree programs in electronics repair. They are frequently required to attend training sessions and read manuals and reports on new products to keep their knowledge and skills up to date. .
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