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Camera & Photographic Equipment Repairers

Also called: Technician, Camera Repair Technician, Camera Technician, Repair Technician

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What they do:
Repair and adjust cameras and photographic equipment, including commercial video and motion picture camera equipment.
On the job, you would:
  • Calibrate and verify accuracy of light meters, shutter diaphragm operation, or lens carriers, using timing instruments.
  • Disassemble equipment to gain access to defect, using hand tools.
  • Adjust cameras, photographic mechanisms, or equipment such as range and view finders, shutters, light meters, or lens systems, using hand tools.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • computers and electronics
Business
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • figuring out how to use new ideas or things
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • hold or move items with your hands
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

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
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Persistence
  • Independence

Technology

Examples of the technology used in this career will be available soon.

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
associate's degree or
certificate after high school
usually needed

Get started on your career:

Registered Apprenticeship

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$37,430
per year, on average
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