Audiovisual Equipment Installers and Repairers

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What do they do?

Install, repair, or adjust audio or television receivers, stereo systems, camcorders, video systems, or other electronic entertainment equipment in homes or other venues. May perform routine maintenance.

Also known as:

Cable Installation Technician, Electronic Technician, Field Service Representative, Field Service Technician, Home Theater Installer, Installer, Low Voltage Electrician, Satellite Installer, Satellite Technician, Service Technician, Television Analyzer, Television Repairman, Television Technician, Wireless Internet Installer

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers is projected to grow 2 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 2.3%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #21 in job growth rate
  • 50

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #23 in net job growth
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Majors that prepare Audiovisual Equipment Installers and Repairers:

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0%)
  • Master's degree (1.3%)
  • Bachelor's degree (13.5%)
  • Associate's degree (12.4%)
  • Some college, no degree (32.2%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (35.3%)
  • Less than high school diploma (5.4%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Telecommunications - Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
  • Visualization - The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
  • Repair electronic equipment.
  • Install audio or communications equipment.
  • Test electrical circuits or components for proper functioning.
  • Calibrate equipment to specifications.
  • Confer with customers or users to assess problems.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 25.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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