In the Army:
Cavalry Scout; Combat Engineer; OH-58D/Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer; Satellite Communications Systems Operator-Maintainer; Unit Supply Specialist; Visual Information Equipment Operator-Maintainer; Wheeled Vehicle Repairer
In the Coast Guard:
Avionics Electrical Technician; Electronics Technician; Information System Technician
In the Navy:
Broadcast Engineering Technician; Closed Circuit TV Technician; Electronics Technician; Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance (ILARTS) System Maintenance Technician; Interior Communications Electrician
Home theaters and sound systems continually get closer to replicating the experience of seeing a movie in theaters or hearing a musician live. These systems require skilled professionals to install and maintain them. Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers help customers achieve the optimal audio-visual experience by installing or adjusting audio and television receivers, stereo systems, and other home entertainment equipment. These workers spend much of their time in customers’ homes so customer service skills are especially important, in addition to the technical expertise to make fine adjustments and repairs. Hours and workweeks can vary based on customer demand. Home entertainment installers and repairers typically need a post-secondary certificate related to electronics or wiring.
What they do:
Install, repair, or adjust audio or television receivers, stereo systems, camcorders, video systems, or other electronic entertainment equipment in homes or other venues. May perform routine maintenance.
On the job, you would:
Disassemble entertainment equipment and repair or replace loose, worn, or defective components and wiring, using hand tools and soldering irons.
Install, service, and repair electronic equipment or instruments such as televisions, radios, and videocassette recorders.
Calibrate and test equipment, and locate circuit and component faults, using hand and power tools and measuring and testing instruments such as resistance meters and oscilloscopes.
Engineering and Technology
computers and electronics
product and service development
Math and Science
arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
reading work related information
figuring out how to use new ideas or things
noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
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
use rules to solve problems
listen and understand what people say
communicate by speaking
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
You might use software like this on the job:
Mobile location based services software
Global Positioning System GPS software
Word processing software
certificate after high school or high school diploma/GED usually needed
Get started on your career:
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