Career outlook for computer service and repair technician
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would set up, maintain and repair computer systems and equipment for people to use at work and at home.
You could work as a member of an information technology (IT) support team within a large organisation. You could join a team at an IT servicing company which looks after the computer systems for several different companies.
If you work for a computer manufacturer you’d go to customers’ offices and homes to set up the equipment they have bought from your employer.
You might also run your own personal computer (PC) repair and upgrade business.
- Install new IT systems
- Upgrade existing hardware and software
- Visit people at home to set up their PCs or fix faulty equipment
- Test systems to make sure that they are working properly
- Check and repair printers, scanners and other office equipment (called peripherals)
- Prepare cost estimates for new installations
- Do routine administration, like organising staff rotas
In a larger organisation, you might also train staff to use the equipment correctly and safely.
UK employment status
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- Verbal communication
- Working with technology
- Problem solving
- Attention to detail
- Developing a plan
- Time management
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