Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles

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What do they do?

Install, diagnose, or repair communications, sound, security, or navigation equipment in motor vehicles.

Also known as:

Auto Electrician, Automotive Technician, Car Alarm Installer, Car Audio Installer, Car Electronics Installer, Car Stereo Installer, Electronic Equipment Installer, Electronic Technician, Installation Technician, Installer, Mobile Electronics Installation Specialist, Mobile Electronics Installer

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles is projected to Decline 34 percent from 2018 to 2028

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • -34.2%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #49 in job growth rate
  • 20

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #25 in net job growth

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.2%)
  • Master's degree (0.7%)
  • Bachelor's degree (13%)
  • Associate's degree (16.9%)
  • Some college, no degree (30.8%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (30.1%)
  • Less than high school diploma (8.3%)

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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.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Operations Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • 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:

  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • 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.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • 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).
  • Visual Color Discrimination - The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • Install audio or communications equipment.
  • Inspect electrical or electronic systems for defects.
  • Test electrical equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials.
  • Connect electrical components or equipment.
  • Solder parts or connections between parts.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.1 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

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