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|
|District of Columbia||4,530|
|Virgin Islands, U.S.||100|