Computer Maintenance

Computer maintenance technicians repair, maintain, or install computers, word processing systems, automated teller machines, and electronic office machines, such as duplicating and fax machines.

Description
 
2013 Jobs
 
2016 Jobs
(Projected)
Median Pay
(Hourly)
Low Pay
(Hourly)
High Pay
(Hourly)
Computer Support Specialists 15,004 15,908 $25.69 $15.48 $42.03
Computer Operators 2,157 2,214 $22.73 $17.04 $29.68
Office Machine Repairers 4,024 4,018 $16.76 $11.88 $23.21

*Jobs for recently announced petrochemical projects not yet included. Source: QCEW (Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages) Employees, Non-QCEW Employees, Self-Employed & Extended Proprietors – EMSI 2013.4 Class of Worker BETA. Job and wage information drawn from counties touching a 100-mile radius of Baytown, Texas.

Performing Computer Maintenance

Programs of Study

  • Associate of Applied Science, Computer Maintenance Technology – MT2
  • Certificate of Completion, Computer Maintenance Technology – MT1
  • Certificate of Completion, Network Maintenance Technology – NET1

General Requirements

Some workers enter this field with a high school diploma. However, knowledge of electronics is required, so these workers commonly have a postsecondary degree or certificate. Strong communication and customer service skills are important because computer, ATM, and office machine repairers often interact with customers to figure out what needs to be repaired. (Source: Texas Workforce Commission)