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Home Appliance Repairers

Also called: Appliance Technician, Repair Technician, Service Technician, Vacuum Repairer

What they do:
Repair, adjust, or install all types of electric or gas household appliances, such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, and ovens.
On the job, you would:
  • Disassemble appliances so that problems can be diagnosed and repairs can be made.
  • Bill customers for repair work, and collect payment.
  • Trace electrical circuits, following diagrams, and conduct tests with circuit testers and other equipment to locate shorts and grounds.


  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
Arts and Humanities
  • English language


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
  • repairing machines or systems using the right tools
  • figuring out what is causing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs to not work


Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • do two or more things at the same time


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Independence
  • Attention to Detail


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • dESCO ESC software
  • Parts database software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
associate's degree or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
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