Computer Technician Jobs

Computer Technician Job Overview

Computer technicians install hardware and software, perform maintenance on computers to make sure they continue working properly, help people with any problems they have with their computers, and train users on new software and hardware. A few of the areas a computer technician can work in include computer forensic specialists, desktop support specialists, and computer support technicians.

Technicians are employed in a variety of industries including education, health care, finance, telecommunication, and information technology. Most technicians work for outside support firms and help consumers and businesses on a contractual basis. However, because support is always required and issues can come up at any time, technicians may also work nights and weekends.

Computer Technician Job Education Requirements

Most computer technicians will need either a 2-year or 4-year degree from a college program. However, the most important educational need for a computer technician job is certification. In general, these will either be vendor-neutral certifications or vendor-specific certifications. Vendor-neutral certifications do not focus on a specific product or vendor. Instead, these certifications deal with a range of hardware and software products.

On the other hand, vendor-specific certifications are geared toward single vendors and the technologies created by these vendors. For example, technicians can receive certification as an Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) to offer support for Mac OS X users. However, there are also certifications for Microsoft, Dell, Cisco, and others.

Computer Technician Job Market

The job market for computer technicians is strong and with predicted growth at 17 percent, this field is expected to grow faster than average. Nearly every home and business has a computer and we rely on these computers for everyday tasks. That means when a hard drive crashes or important files become corrupted, people will need qualified technicians to help them. Plus, organizations will need qualified technicians to help them upgrade software and equipment.

Computer Technician Job Salary Information

Salaries for computer technicians vary based on where the person works and how much experience they have. For example, the average starting salary for a help desk support job is around $50,000. On the other hand, the starting salary for a systems administrator is about $70,000. Salaries are also different depending on the industry where the technician works. Computer network support specialists who work in the educational field can expect to make around $52,000 while those who work in the telecommunications field can earn around $65,000.

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Company Confidential Warwick, NY, 10990
We are currently looking for a Computer Technician to join our team. Our clients are located in the Northern, NJ area. The candidate should be well rounded in help desk support, field support and remote access. with experience working for a managed service provider, supporting clients that don't have a need for a full time IT person. The ideal candidate needs to be knowledgeable in the following ...
Company Confidential Transfer, PA, 16154
Job Title: IT Support Technician Position Type: Salary – Full Time / W2 with benefits Job Location: At Company HQ in Greenville, PA Salary: Experience and skill set dependent Travel Requirement >70% At or near company HQ <30% Travel Note: Company vehicles are provided on an as needed basis About the Company is a regional IT consulting firm dedicated to helping organizations successfully d...
Are you a help desk technician with respectable computer skills that you can't wait to put to worthy use? Do you feel unappreciated, unacknowledged or burned-out in your current IT position? Are you in need of a job, both fun and exciting, that allows you to thrive in a supportive environment where you can continuously learn? Are you someone who actually LIKES people and ENJOYS helping those not-s...
Quality IP is a customer focused technology solutions provider specializing in Outsourced IT solutions. We provide design, integration and support technology services for many SMB (small to medium size) business throughout the Northeast Ohio Region. We also support a number of key clients around the United States via our remote managed service platform. We are looking for a dedicated Senior I.T. ...
Corestaff is looking for a several Data Center Technicians. The Decommissioning Technical team is responsible for processing and facilitating large scale legacy Data Center equipment through a liquidation process to ensure that targeted equipment is ready to be removed off premises. Team members will also process large volumes of customer data to ensure that all customer data is sanitized and pro...
If you are a skilled computer technician who loves to learn and be challenged, this might be the job for you. Each day we are working directly with business owners, supporting different systems in different environments, often working with leading edge systems. Our technicians have full authority to propose and implement improvements across every level of equipment, from mobile through desktops an...
Company Confidential Canton, OH, 44720
COMPUTER TECHNICIAN New IT graduates welcome! Successful, growing computer company, operating for the past 20 years in Canton, Ohio has an immediate opening for an entry level computer technician with strong customer service skills, knowledge of computer hardware and software and the ability to assist clients with troubleshooting, operating system installation, hardware upgrades, software suppor...
Position: Desktop Support - PC Refresh Technician Rate: $15.00/hour on a W-2 (OT = Time and a half) Industry: Healthcare Length: Long-term open ended contract Location: Dequindre road - Warren, MI 48092 (and surrounding detroit metro area locations) Hours: First shift; must be comfortable working an 8 hour shift between 7am-7pm **Possibility of some on-call and OT as well Required Certifica...
Job Description UIC Technical Services (UICTS) and its Bowhead family of companies are an Alaska Native Corporation owned by Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) of Barrow, Alaska. UICTS/Bowhead provides innovative business solutions while delivering top quality customer support. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 2...
PC Technician A large service provider head quartered in Baton Rouge needs an experienced Technician to provide support for PC and print/imaging devices. This person will carry out day to day activities to support devices located at customer site and in shop. Job Duties -Responding to printer and PC support calls -Investigating printer/PC issues, provide initial troubleshooting -Engaging brea...
Job Description Lockheed Martin is seeking a Computer Technician for a position in Suffolk, VA. This position is contingent upon contract award and approval of resume by customer. Work to be performed in this category will include programmatic and project support to support the Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) Assessment Division (C4AD) team Position provides material, researc...
Company Confidential Windsor, CT, 06095
Looking for an onsite/bench technician to represent our company and provide excellent service to our customers. This is a full time position. Duties: • Troubleshoot software and hardware issues • Build computers • Talk to customers in store and on the phone • Assist customers in new computer and laptop purchases • Provide remote log in support to customers. • Go to customer sites and resolv...
COMPUTER TECHNICIAN Our client is seeking long term employees to integrate and configure PC hardware and peripherals. Such activities may include the following as well as other duties as assigned: Integrates and configures a variety of PC hardware, operating system software and peripherals assembling PC electronic components, installing circuit boards, disk drives, mass storage devices and peri...
Doozer Software’s IT staffing division is currently assisting one of our customers located in Anniston, Alabama in a search for a Computer Support/Audio Visual Technician. This position will start out as a long term contract position. There is a potential for this to become a full time role in the future, but will start out as a contract role and could stay that way depending on budget decisions l...
Description Computer technicians will be assigned to diagnose, troubleshoot, repair and refurbish desk top and laptop computers and monitors. The technician may also be assigned to repair stereo equipment, video games, DVD and CD products, camcorders and other electronic goods. Duties/Responsibilities Maintain quality of work and technical skills Maintain productivity standards as assigned Wo...
Technician, Computer Support AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE Technician, Computer Support As Assigned Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. $3,023-$3,779/Monthly Job# 1502013...
Job Description: Well-known company in Memphis is adding to their repair center in Collierville. This company is growing and offers lots of opportunities. Looking for Electronics Technicians - Level 1 and Level 2 roles available. Will troubleshoot and take computer equipment apart and determine what is faulty. Repair any problems with the equipment whether interior or exterior. Level 2 technici...
Computer Technician- offer technical support to 18 Convenience Stores, 7 Subway Restaurants, a Check Cashing Location, and office systems for 14 people. While specific responsibilities vary from time to time, duties include: · Installing hardware and software systems · Maintaining or repairing equipment · Troubleshooting a variety of computer issues · Setting up computer security measures · S...
CS&S Computer Systems, Inc (Serving Arizona Since 1987) has an IMMEDIATE job opening for Computer and Printer Technicians NETWORK Systems Engineer Must have solid experience with Windows 2012R2 and prior Servers, Exchange, and All aspects of Networking for (LAN/WAN): Network Design, Implementation and Troubleshooting Security (Firewall, Antivirus, Spam, and Spyware) Backup/Disaster Recovery ...
On site repair of school technology. Tech will be required to drive to each school as scheduled (multiple schools each day). After checking in with school representative, tech will make necessary repairs in a timely basis and communicate with the customer as necessary to determine problem areas and repair as needed. Quickly diagnose PCs, servers, printers, scanners and other peripherals and make ...

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