Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers

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What do they do?

Repair, maintain, or install computers, word processing systems, automated teller machines, and electronic office machines, such as duplicating and fax machines.

Also known as:

ATM Technician (Automated Teller Machine Technician), Computer Repair Technician, Computer Technician, Copier Technician, Customer Service Engineer, Field Engineer, Field Service Engineer, Field Service Technician, Field Technician, Service Technician

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 1.1%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #20 in job growth rate
  • 520

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #6 in net job growth

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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers:

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★ Number of granted degrees for degree type, All, is listed after the major.

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.7%)
  • Master's degree (3.7%)
  • Bachelor's degree (23.6%)
  • Associate's degree (20.2%)
  • Some college, no degree (31.9%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (17.4%)
  • Less than high school diploma (2.5%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • 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.
  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
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Knowledge

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.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • 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.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • 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.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Reassemble equipment after repair.
  • Confer with customers or users to assess problems.
  • Disassemble equipment to inspect for deficiencies.
  • Train customers in the use of products.
  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Calibrate equipment to specifications.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 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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