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Computer Technician Overview


A Computer Technician installs computer systems and networks and performs routine maintenance and repairs on them. Technicians can serve in both hands-on and consultation roles. In either role, the Computer Technician is a problem-solver. Due to the growing complexity of computer systems and the common need to marry disparate hardware and software components, maintenance and repairs are often not routine. Computer Technicians in leadership roles are often tasked with developing structured maintenance and repair protocols that will save the employer or client both money and time. The exact duties of a Computer Technician depend heavily on the business domain of the employer.

Computer Technician Education Requirements


Nearly 11 percent of Computer Technicians in the workforce have only a high school diploma. Most technicians, however, have an associate’s degree or comparable certification from a trade school. The most lucrative and challenging positions are reserved for people with a bachelor’s degree. Many employers prefer a degree or certification in computer information services. Other options include a degree or certification in network administration or electrical engineering. Regardless of the core focus, students should seek to broaden their education within the domain as much as possible. Employers often target brand-specific certifications, and prospective employees can make themselves more attractive to employers by having already achieved the certifications they want.

Computer Technician Job Market


The job market for Computer Technicians is diverse and continuing to grow. There are many entry-level positions available, and a person can even begin working during high school to receive practical experience. Such entry-level positions are generally in the retail domain and focused on end users. Technician positions within in-house and outsourced IT departments are abundant as well but typically have more extensive education requirements. Computer Technicians with a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree and the necessary experience can also fill a wide range of IT Analyst or IT Consultant positions.

Computer Technician Salary


The average hourly wage for an entry-level Computer Technician is $13.28. The median salary for all Computer Support Specialists is $48,900 per year or $23.51 per hour. The top 25 percent Computer Technicians make more than $29 per hour or $60,000 per year.
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Velocita Technology, Inc. Will County's premiere technology solutions provider is seeking an IT Computer Technician for their Joliet, IL location. Typical duties for this position include: Max OSX referenced below is a plus however not required. Onsite and in-shop laptop or desktop computer / server repair Building/deploying Windows 7 / 8 and Mac OSX images (using Symantec ghost, carbon copy c...
Palmer Technology Solutions is looking for a Level I/II Computer Technician. The position requires timely and professional onsite and phone support. Typing speed of 45 WPM+ Personal Vehicle PTS has been serving San Antonio for 25 plus years. PTS fosters an environment that is both challenging and rewarding. PTS strives to create an atmosphere of teamwork that allows for personal growth and dev...
Technician -City of Rolling Meadows is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Computer Technician. Any interested candidate who has additional questions regarding the job description or duties can contact IT Coordinator Justin Chiappetta at (847) 394-8500 x 6001. Posting provided by:...
Description Sage Microsystems, Inc., a software company seeking a motivated, entry-level professional for installations, training and support of state-of-the-art PC-based computer systems. This is a key position in the customer support department of the company. This position requires great interpersonal and communication skills. It also includes hardware, software, network installations and cus...
Company Confidential Largo, FL, 33771
Looking for a Computer Technician with Business Networking Experience! Candidates with both Computer Shop & Networking job experience only need apply please. The next Member of our Team needs to know the following to start ASAP!! Experience with Server 2000 - Current Server software 2012 Experience with Microsoft Exchange Strong understanding of Windows Networking Troubleshoot Fix Computers ...
Leading Edge Solutions is a premier technology solutions provider. For over 10 years we have been serving the hardware and software technology needs of small and mid-size businesses allowing them to focus on their business. As a small organization each of our staff has the opportunity to work with the key decision makers as trusted advisors and strategic partners defining their technology solutio...
Company Confidential Tukwila, WA, 98188
We are an established Enterprise Hardware reseller looking for a Computer Technician / System Administrator that is qualified to configure, build, test, troubleshoot and repair enterprise servers and networking hardware solutions for our customers. Candidate will be responsible for our small group of in-house servers and our own planning, installing, testing, and deploying software patches, upgrad...
MARS AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT COMPUTER SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN Full time, 12 months. Starting salary $29,500 plus Family Health Benefits. Strong organizational/ communication skills/ In-depth working knowledge on PC troubleshooting & networking skills including network security. Ability to work within district owned software packages. Must have ability to work with others-capable of learning i...
Do you fix your friends computers on the side? Do you have the ability to tear down appliances and put them back together? Mechanicsburg company is looking to get ready for the busy holiday season. Computer repair in a 2 to 3 turnaround time. Must be efficient and quick. **Diagnostic and testing of laptops. **Repair and solder. Must have at least 6 months related job exp repairing computers/la...
Computer Technician A+ Certification required Hardware installation and trouble shooting Software installation Network connectivity experience Contract opportunity-New Computer Deployment project-Riverside, CA...
O'Reilly Auto Parts has 57 straight years of continuous growth and over 69,000 team members at more than 4,200 stores and 27 distribution centers in 42 states. We are determined to be the industry leader in the auto parts industry and believe that our team members are the most important asset in our business. Full Time - Schedule varies Assist store personnel with questions or problems relating ...
ONC BOCES Computer Technician FT, 12-month competitive civil service position shared between BOCES and component school districts. Responsibilities include install and maintenance of computers/related equipment and provide a variety of staff computer technology support services. Web site skills preferred. Full job qualifications and application procedure available at www.oncboces.org under huma...
Position Description: Obermiller Nelson Engineering (ONE) is an expanding regional Mechanical Electrical Consulting Firm that works with Architects and Owners in the design of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical Systems for commercial and institutional buildings. The firm is seeking a CADD technician for their Bismarck office. This position is responsible for developin...
To all interested candidates, M&H Consulting LLC, a computer consulting firm out of Natick, MA, is looking to fill a position for a field computer and networking technician. This position requires the employee to travel extensively to client sites on a daily basis in the North Shore, South Shore, Boston, and MetroWest areas. The salary range is from $32K to $40K per year, based upon experience an...
Job Title:Computer Support Technician/ Must be Clearable for Secret Clearance/ Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD Requisition ID:1400S9A Job Category:Customer Services Primary Location:USA-MD: MARYLAND-ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND Schedule:Full-time Job Type:Regular Employee Status:Regular Travel:No Job Posting:Dec 3, 2014 Description: CSC is looking for a Computer Support technician to provide phon...
COMPUTER TECHNICIAN For Washington Local Schools. Full Time and Benefits. High School Diploma required, Associate's Degree preferred or higher in Technology related field. Minimum 2 yrs. related experience in complete network environment, including maintenance of PCs, printers, smart boards and other peripherals. Also LAN and WAN connectivity and troubleshooting internet connections. Must apply ...
SRT COMMUNICATIONS Join North Dakota's largest telecommunications cooperative! Computer Network Technician Responsibilities include: This full-time position is responsible for assembling, installing and testing computers and computer related equipment; performing installation, setup and maintenance on Local and Wide Area Networks. The work requires: the technical aptitude to learn, understand and ...
Description: Looking for a team player for a database technician position with a digital print company. Must be able to work on projects as part of a team or individually. Wages: This is an hourly position. Normal expectations would range from 40-44 hours per week. Additional time may be required based on project load. Rate will be determined by candidates related experience. Experience: Entr...
Grade: NF04, Salary Code 409. Job Summary: Serves as Client Services Technician with the responsibility of providing PC and other related equipment support and overall customer support for end-user computing. Incumbents of this position must be U.S. Citizens. Duties and Responsibilities: - Performs the full spectrum of desktop support to include all PC applications. - Installs and configures ...
Manufacturing company in Dallas is looking for a "Go To" IT person. Certifications are not required, but strong knowledge in computer and office equipment set up and installation, and networking are required. This being a manufacturing plant, candidates are expected to be able to handle working in an environment that can be noisy, dirty, and cluttered. Responsibilities: Set up and install new c...

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