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:

A/V Installation Tech (Audio Visual Installation Technician), A/V Installer (Audio Visual Installer), Audio Video Installer, Cable Installation Tech (Cable Installation Technician), Electronic Systems Technician (EST), Electronic Tech (Electronic Technician), Field Service Rep (Field Service Representative), Field Service Tech (Field Service Technician), Home Theater Installer, Installer, Low Voltage Electrician, Satellite Installer, Satellite Technician (Satellite Tech), Service Technician (Service Tech), TV Analyzer (Television Analyzer), TV Repairman (Television Repairman), TV Tech (Television Technician), Wireless Internet Installer

Typical Wages

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers is projected to show little or no change from 2020 to 2030.

Projected Employment in VA

No Data Available
  • 1.1%


    Ranks #25 in job growth rate

    Job Openings

    Ranks #15 in net job growth

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Education Level

Percent of workers in this field with these degrees:

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree  (<1%)
  • Master's degree  (2%)
  • Bachelor's degree  (8%)
  • Associate's degree  (16%)
  • Some college, no degree  (32%)
  • High school diploma equivalent  (34%)
  • Less than high school diploma  (8%)

Typical College Majors

Most Popular Majors that prepare Audiovisual Equipment Installers and Repairers

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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.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • 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.
  • Telecommunications - Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

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.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • 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 that there is a problem.
  • Visualization - The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Install audio or communications equipment.
  • Repair electronic equipment.
  • Estimate costs for labor or materials.
  • Test electrical circuits or components for proper functioning.
  • Calibrate equipment to specifications.
  • Confer with customers or users to assess problems.
  • Train customers in the use of products.
  • Travel to work sites to perform installation, repair or maintenance work.
  • Read technical information needed to perform maintenance or repairs.
  • Interpret blueprints, specifications, or diagrams to inform installation, development or operation activities.
  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Maintain repair or maintenance records.
  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 28.1 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

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

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