Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers

Repair, adjust, or install audio or television receivers, stereo systems, camcorders, video systems, or other electronic home entertainment equipment.

Median Annual Wage: $36,090

Education: Post-secondary certificate (62%); High school diploma or equivalent (16%); Professional degree (13%)

Projected Growth: Little or no change (-2% to 2%)

Related Job Titles: Electronic Technician; Service Technician; Installer; Field Service Technician; Home Theater Installer; Satellite Installer; Television Analyzer; Television Repairman; Field Service Representative; Low Voltage Electrician

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers.

More Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Careers

  • Install, service, and repair electronic equipment or instruments such as televisions, radios, and videocassette recorders.
  • Calibrate and test equipment, and locate circuit and component faults, using hand and power tools and measuring and testing instruments such as resistance meters and oscilloscopes.
  • Confer with customers to determine the nature of problems or to explain repairs.
  • Tune or adjust equipment and instruments to obtain optimum visual or auditory reception, according to specifications, manuals, and drawings.
  • Read and interpret electronic circuit diagrams, function block diagrams, specifications, engineering drawings, and service manuals.
  • Compute cost estimates for labor and materials.
  • Instruct customers on the safe and proper use of equipment.
  • Keep records of work orders and test and maintenance reports.
  • Make service calls to repair units in customers' homes, or return units to shops for major repairs.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers.

  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • 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.
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers.

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