Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles

Install, diagnose, or repair communications, sound, security, or navigation equipment in motor vehicles.

Median Annual Wage: $31,020

Education: Post-secondary certificate (57%); High school diploma or equivalent (27%); Bachelor's degree (8%)

Projected Growth: Decline (-3% or lower)

Related Job Titles: Electronic Technician; Installer; Automotive Technician; Radio Technician; Car Stereo Installer; Mobile Electronics Installation Specialist; Auto Electrician; Car Audio Installer; Electronic Equipment Installer; Installation Technician

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles.

More Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Careers

  • Diagnose or repair problems with electronic equipment, such as sound, navigation, communication, and security equipment, in motor vehicles.
  • Inspect and test electrical or electronic systems to locate and diagnose malfunctions, using visual inspections and testing instruments such as oscilloscopes and voltmeters.
  • Install equipment and accessories such as stereos, navigation equipment, communication equipment, and security systems.
  • Estimate costs of repairs based on parts and labor charges.
  • Confer with customers to determine the nature of malfunctions.
  • Run new speaker and electrical cables.
  • Cut openings and drill holes for fixtures and equipment, using electric drills and routers.
  • Replace and clean electrical or electronic components.
  • Remove seats, carpeting, and interiors of doors and add sound-absorbing material in empty spaces, reinstalling interior parts.
  • Record results of diagnostic tests.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles.

  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles.

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