Computer Technician

Anthony Verdino

Computer Technician

A Computer repair technician is a person who repairs and maintains computers and servers.


The technicians responsibilities may extend to include building or configuring new hardware, installing and updating software packages, and creating and maintaining computer networks.


Education includes High School diploma at minimum; some post-secondary education recommended.


Highly skilled in installing, repairing and troubleshooting computer hardware and peripherals Well-versed in installing windows, software, applications, antivirus and patch Working knowledge of networking devices and printers


Job outlook is going at a steady rate.


Salary for a computer technician is $50,000 a year, or an hourly average of over $24 an hour.


Repair technicians work on more than just personal computers and they often travel from business to business to complete their work. For example, some technicians work on automated teller machines and may travel from one bank location to another, working both inside and outside of banks, stores and convenience stores. In some cases, repair technicians may have to work in small or enclosed spaces because of where computer systems are located and how they are wired into a larger network.