How Do I Become an Electronics Repair Technician?

Many industries depend on electronics repair technicians to keep their necessary systems up and running. This requires a degree or vocational training, an entry-level position to gain experience, and professional certification in some cases. With the right preparation, electronics repair technicians could find themselves in high demand. Schools offering Appliance Repair degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Postsecondary Education

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS, www.bls.gov), most employers prefer to hire electronics repair technicians who have a degree, such as an Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Engineering Technology or a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Systems Technologies. Degree programs are offered at many local colleges, universities, or vocational schools and can last anywhere from two to four years. These programs typically contain coursework in the following areas:

  • Electronic circuitry
  • Digital circuitry
  • Technical math
  • Electronic devices
  • Electronic controls
  • Networking systems

Professional Electronics Repair Technician Certification

To increase your marketability, you may want to consider a professional certification. The Electronics Technician Association International (www.eta-i.org) offers a certified electronics technician designation in many areas, such as computer service, electronic security networking, or satellite installation. The International Society for Certified Electronics Technicians (www.iscet.org) also offers certification in several areas. Both organizations require applicants to pass exams illustrating their skills and knowledge.

Experience

Once you complete a degree program or another formal training program, you will have ample skills to obtain a job. According to the BLS, the best prospects may be in the commercial and industrial sector, where job growth of three percent is expected during the period between 2012 and 2022. Technicians may find jobs working with biomedical development, telecommunications, robotics, computer repair or aerospace research.

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