|Quick Facts: Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers|
|2010 Median Pay||
$37,280 per year
$17.92 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Postsecondary non-degree award|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||146,200|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||7% (Slower than average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||9,500|
Computer, ATM, and office machine repairers install, fix, and maintain many of the machines that businesses, households, and other consumers use.
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 were self-employed in 2010.
Some workers enter this field with a high school diploma. However, knowledge of electronics is required, so these workers commonly have a postsecondary degree or certificate. Strong communication and customer service skills are important because computer, ATM, and office machine repairers often interact with customers to figure out what needs to be repaired.
The median annual wage of computer, ATM, and office machine repairers was $37,280 in May 2010.
Employment of computer, ATM, and office machine repairers is expected to grow 7 percent from 2010 to 2020, slower than the average for all occupations. They will continue to be needed to repair malfunctioning equipment and provide preventive maintenance.
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