Becoming a Hardware Technician
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Becoming a Hardware Technician

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Supports and maintains computer systems and peripherals by installing, configuring, testing, troubleshooting, and repairing hardware.
Training time 6 months - 2 years
Average pay $58,057
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 900

What does a Hardware Technician do?

  • determining software and hardware requirements to provide solutions to problems
  • responding to inquiries about software and hardware problems
  • adapting existing programs to meet users' requirements
  • installing and downloading appropriate software
  • ensuring efficient use of applications and equipment
  • implementing computer networks
  • designing and maintaining websites
  • repairing and replacing peripheral equipment such as terminals, printers and modems