People with careers in Maintenance, Installation and Repair perform preventive maintenance procedures on machines, tools and equipment. These are performed routinely and on a regular basis. They also troubleshoot and repair electrical, electronic and mechanical systems. This will include mechanical repair as well as using computer-based inventory control systems, retrieving information histories on each machine from computer records, and recording repair activities on the system to keep accurate records of repairs performed on each machine.
In this pathway, computer technician and repair positions will experience growth on pace with the average growth for jobs across all sectors. In addition, job opportunities will be plentiful because of a shortage of qualified applicants. This will, in part, be due to the increasing complexity of computer equipment. Increased automation and more reliable machinery will cause job growth in other types of maintenance, installation, and repair to remain the same or be slower than average. The best job prospects will be for those with broad skill sets.
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