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Electronic Equipment Installers & Repairers, Motor Vehicles

Also called: Automotive Technician, Car Stereo Installer, Electronic Technician, Installer

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What they do:
Install, diagnose, or repair communications, sound, security, or navigation equipment in motor vehicles.
On the job, you would:
  • Splice wires with knives or cutting pliers, and solder connections to fixtures and equipment.
  • Diagnose or repair problems with electronic equipment, such as sound, navigation, communication, and security equipment, in motor vehicles.
  • Inspect and test electrical or electronic systems to locate and diagnose malfunctions, using visual inspections and testing instruments such as oscilloscopes and voltmeters.


Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • design
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products


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
  • planning and doing the basic maintenance on equipment


Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
  • pay attention to something without being distracted


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Self Control
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Adaptability/Flexibility


You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • Harris Tech BassBox software
  • Harris Tech X.over Pro
Data base user interface and query software
  • Installogy software
  • MobileToys MAIDXL
Computer aided design CAD software
  • WHE Term-PAK


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
certificate after high school or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

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