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Electronic Equipment Installers & Repairers, Motor Vehicles

Also called: Automotive Technician, Car Audio Installer, Car Stereo Installer, Mobile Electronics Installation Specialist

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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:
  • Install equipment and accessories such as stereos, navigation equipment, communication equipment, and security systems.
  • Inspect and test electrical or electronic systems to locate and diagnose malfunctions, using visual inspections and testing instruments such as oscilloscopes and voltmeters.
  • Cut openings and drill holes for fixtures and equipment, using electric drills and routers.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • computers and electronics
Business
  • customer service
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say

Personality

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
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation

Technology

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
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
certificate after high school 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.
Salary
$31,360
per year, on average
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