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SOC: 49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles
Install, diagnose, or repair communications, sound, security, or navigation equipment in motor vehicles.
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Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Splice wires with knives or cutting pliers, and solder connections to fixtures and equipment. Diagnose or repair problems with electronic equipment, such as sound, navigation, communication, and security equipment, in motor vehicles. Inspect and test electrical or electronic systems to locate and diagnose malfunctions, using visual inspections and testing instruments such as oscilloscopes and voltmeters. Install equipment and accessories such as stereos, navigation equipment, communication equipment, and security systems. Estimate costs of repairs based on parts and labor charges. Confer with customers to determine the nature of malfunctions. Run new speaker and electrical cables. Cut openings and drill holes for fixtures and equipment, using electric drills and routers. Replace and clean electrical or electronic components. Remove seats, carpeting, and interiors of doors; add sound-absorbing material in empty spaces; and reinstall interior parts. Record results of diagnostic tests.
License: License not required.
Outlook: poor
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $10.95   Entry $22,778.00
Mean $13.34   Mean $27,752.00
Experience $14.54 Experience $30,238.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
N/AN/A5-4.73
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49-2096.00 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles