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Computer, Automated Teller, & Office Machine Repairers

Also called: ATM Technician (Automated Teller Machine Technician), Computer Technician, Copier Technician, Service Technician

What they do:
Repair, maintain, or install computers, word processing systems, automated teller machines, and electronic office machines, such as duplicating and fax machines.
On the job, you would:
  • Reassemble machines after making repairs or replacing parts.
  • Converse with customers to determine details of equipment problems.
  • Disassemble machines to examine parts, such as wires, gears, or bearings for wear or defects, using hand or power tools and measuring devices.

Knowledge

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

Skills

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

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
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
  • order or arrange things

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
  • Independence
  • Dependability
  • Persistence
  • Initiative

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise application integration software
  • Extensible markup language XML Hot Technology
  • IBM WebSphere Hot Technology
Operating system software
  • Linux Hot Technology
  • UNIX Hot Technology
Web platform development software
  • Hypertext markup language HTML Hot Technology
  • JavaScript Hot Technology

Education

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

Examples of Registered Apprenticeship programs include:

  • Assembly Technician
  • Cash-Register Servicer
  • Dictating-Transcribing-Machine Servicer
  • Electronics Mechanic
  • Office-Machine Servicer

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$37,100
$22,770
$60,260

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