There are currently an estimated 636,600 computer repair technicians in the United States. The computer repair technician job market is expected to grow by 11.3% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are computer repair technicians?

CareerExplorer rates computer repair technicians with a B+ employability rating, meaning this career should provide good employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 77,200 computer repair technicians. That number is based on 72,100 additional computer repair technicians, and the retirement of 5,100 existing computer repair technicians.

Are computer repair technicians in demand?

Computers are everywhere, therefore, there is an ever-increasing need for skilled computer repair technicians to help customers install hardware and software; diagnose problems; repair corrupted computers; and source data. Modern and sophisticated computers are more stable and tend to break down less frequently. As computer costs decline, users may be enticed to replace their faulty computers rather than repair them. It may be less costly to upgrade to a new system rather than invest in software updates and face the possibility of future repair bills. Still, because of how critical computers are to business and consumers, because of the vast number of computers in use, and because many users lack the technical knowledge required to diagnose and repair computer problems on their own, demand for computer repair technicians is expected to remain healthy.

What’s the supply of computer repair technicians?

The computer repair technician industry is concentrated in California, Texas, New York

Computer Repair Technician job market by state

State Name Employed Computer Repair Technicians
California 69,030
Texas 57,680
New York 43,800
Florida 37,190
Illinois 25,540
Pennsylvania 23,590
Georgia 23,140
North Carolina 21,700
Massachusetts 20,090
Ohio 20,050
Virginia 19,750
Michigan 18,190
Washington 16,740
Colorado 14,190
Arizona 13,950
New Jersey 13,900
Missouri 13,370
Minnesota 12,240
Wisconsin 11,550
Indiana 10,110
Maryland 10,080
Tennessee 9,480
Utah 8,710
Connecticut 8,490
Oregon 7,680
Kansas 7,600
Oklahoma 7,320
South Carolina 6,420
Alabama 5,930
Kentucky 5,720
District of Columbia 4,530
Iowa 4,310
Nebraska 3,830
Nevada 3,600
Louisiana 3,590
Arkansas 3,570
Puerto Rico 3,320
Idaho 2,970
New Hampshire 2,930
Montana 2,450
New Mexico 2,450
Mississippi 2,380
West Virginia 2,010
Maine 1,930
Delaware 1,860
North Dakota 1,550
Rhode Island 1,450
South Dakota 1,340
Vermont 1,230
Hawaii 1,170
Alaska 830
Wyoming 590
Guam 130
Virgin Islands, U.S. 100