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Computer Technician Career Profiles
If you are interested in how computers work and you enjoy diagnosing computer issues, becoming a computer technician may be a great career opportunity. Computer technicians install computer equipment, maintain it, and repair it when there is a problem.
Computer technicians may work in the IT department of schools, companies, or government agencies. They may also work for computer repair shops or work as independent consultants who are called in by businesses and individuals to fix problems that develop. Technicians need to have an understanding of how to diagnose and solve hardware and software problems so they can get computers working again for clients.
Some techs receive associate’s degrees or bachelor’s degrees in the field of computer science or in a major focusing on computers and electronics. Others are simply knowledgeable about computers and are able to demonstrate their own talent to potential clients or employers. As with all computer and IT careers, special certifications are always a plus and sometimes a requirement for employers. Computer technicians may work odd hours, including weekends and evenings, to respond to calls from clients when computer problems occur.
We have interviewed professional computer technicians one-on-one to develop extensive career profiles. Our profiles are different because each one is prepared in consultation with people who are in the field and who perform the job on a daily basis. Browse the career profiles below to see what your work day would be like if you became a computer technician.