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 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...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10018
Based in the Tri-State area, an established IT Consulting Firm is seeking an energetic individual to join our dynamic team. This is a full-time position for someone with a minimum of 1 – 3 years of relevant professional IT work experience. This person must consistently demonstrate efforts of initiative to problem solve independently and also excel in a team-oriented, collaborative environment. R...
Summary We are adding a Imaging Specialist to our top-notch Business Development team. You will be working as part of a great team of skilled professionals that believe in putting the customer first every time. This is a highly interactive role wherein you interface with customers as well as other team members. In this role you will use both people skills and office (computer) skills to directly ...
POSITION DETAILS: LOCATION: Seattle, WA Hourly Rate: $16.00 maximum pay (I know this is not a high rate, but it’s the highest we can go) Duration: work will occur starting March / April, and will occur on multiple dates (**Positions may lead to significant follow on work over multiple sites / through 2016) Clearance: Processing you for a SSA Public Trust Clearance – Hard Requirement (ABBTECH a...
COMPUTER PC/ USER SUPPORT TECHNICIAN In-Shore Technologies, a leader in IT services is seeking an entry level candidate for a PC Technician. Candidate must have experience supporting and troubleshooting PC hardware and software, including PCs, printers, Windows operating systems, and light networking. The duties are primarily supporting users with day to day technical and troubleshooti...
*TOP JOB* Computer Technician- One full time position that performs analytical reviews to determine appropriate software, hardware and system function specifications; trouble shoots and corrects problems reported. Associate of Arts in computer science and/or Network + Certification; A + Certification; Microsoft's MCSE Certification; Cisco Certification and Three years working in IT field;...
Great American Custom dedicates itself to serving client needs and delivering outstanding service. We have a name for ourselves as a full-service underwriting organization focused on long-term client relationships and customized business solutions. We specialize in providing primary casualty products as well as umbrella and capacity excess products that meet the needs of the commercial market. Our...
10991296/ITEKJP00005113 Computer Lab Technician Bellevue, Washington 6 month contract Our client, one of the Worlds largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers is looking for a Computer Lab Technician for their Bellevue, WA location. RESPONSIBILITIES Set up and inventory tracking of platforms that are deployed to developers. Support customer(s) and stakeholders in development platf...
Summary: Global Technical Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bering Straits Native Corporation has an immediate opening for a CAD Technician in Huntsville, Alabama. Using computer-aided design (CAD) system and peripheral equipment, drafts designs and converts engineers' and technicians' designs into working computer documents. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Utilizing computer sof...
Are you interested in the idea of solving new and unique problems on a daily basis? Do you have a passion for helping people use technology? Does being the primary support contact for 4,500 individual networks, 8,000 servers, and over 60,000 employees get you excited? O'Reilly Auto Parts is looking for a multitasking, well-rounded Computer Help Support Technician. Computer Help Support Technicia...
Manpower is searching for the best candidates with experience as a Computer Support Technician Description: Manual Qualification, download data of SQL data base using the application of Data Manager Web version, verifies manual qualifications vs electronic qualifications. Organize and maintain the data base, print reports with results, verify reports and prepare documentation for the QA departmen...
Lincoln Memorial University Computer Support Technician (420) Lincoln Memorial University invites applications for the full time position of Computer Support Technician. The Computer Support Technician is responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing computer hardware, classroom technology, access control and any network related problems. Install new hardware, software upgrades and ...
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Intelligent Information Inc. is a computer networking company, who has been in business for 23 years. We provide computer and consulting services for small to medium sized businesses located in The Greater Cincinnati area. The successful candidate will have at least 5 years experience and a successful track record of accomplishments in computer technical support which includes installing, repairi...
Company Confidential Cranberry Twp, PA, 16066
COMPUTER AND NETWORKING SERVICE TECHNICIAN servicing the Dental Industry. Refer to Pattersondental.com, Careers , Pittsburgh Jobs for application and resume submission. Auto, Cell phone, Stock and full benefits package....
Computer Support Technician The Adrian Dominican Sisters are looking to fill the position of Computer Support Technician (Help Desk). The Technician responds to requests for tech support from Co-workers, Sisters in residence, and Sisters requiring remote assistance. Must have strong working knowledge of PC & Mac OS, Mobile Devices, Microsoft Office and related applications, the ability to commu...
Computer Network Technician CITY OF CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS COMPUTER /NETWORK TECHNICIAN Finance/Information Systems This is a regular, full-time, position in the Information Systems Division. The Computer/Network Technician installs, maintains, troubleshoots and upgrades personal computer and server hardware, software, networks, and peripheral equipment; trains users in effective use of applications...
Computer and Networking Service Technician servicing the Dental Industry. Auto, Cell phone, Stock and full benefits package. Log on to: pattersondental.com go to careers ,Pittsburgh to submit your application & resume....
Apply here! https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH08/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ICISERVC&cws=1&rid=563 Responsibilities: Provide pre-commissioning Detachment or Unit support for DDG class ships IT systems Under general supervision, installs and maintains the network system Troubleshoot and resolve problems to ensure quality transmission service on the network Maintain and updates system security pl...
We are seeking a highly motivated entry level computer technician to join our IT Department. This position will be responsible for satellite office support, troubleshooting issues with all company equipment, hardware & software support/maintenance, managing cell phone equipment and distribution & providing computer training/ instruction. Associates degree in computer hardware, computer networking...

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