Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers
Repair, maintain, or install computers, word processing systems, automated teller machines, and electronic office machines, such as duplicating and fax machines.
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: Reassemble machines after making repairs or replacing parts. Converse with customers to determine details of equipment problems. Disassemble machines to examine parts, such as wires, gears, or bearings for wear or defects, using hand or power tools and measuring devices. Advise customers concerning equipment operation, maintenance, or programming. Align, adjust, or calibrate equipment according to specifications. Repair, adjust, or replace electrical or mechanical components or parts, using hand tools, power tools, or soldering or welding equipment. Travel to customers' stores or offices to service machines or to provide emergency repair service. Maintain parts inventories and order any additional parts needed for repairs. Operate machines to test functioning of parts or mechanisms. Reinstall software programs or adjust settings on existing software to fix machine malfunctions. Clean, oil, or adjust mechanical parts to maintain machines' operating efficiency and to prevent breakdowns. Maintain records of equipment maintenance work or repairs. Test new systems to ensure that they are in working order. Complete repair bills, shop records, time cards, or expense reports. Install and configure new equipment, including operating software or peripheral equipment. Analyze equipment performance records to assess equipment functioning. Read specifications, such as blueprints, charts, or schematics, to determine machine settings or adjustments. Update existing equipment, performing tasks such as installing updated circuit boards or additional memory.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $12.06   Entry $25,101.00
Mean $18.75   Mean $38,998.00
Experience $22.08 Experience $45,936.00

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
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No postsecondary schools reported programs.
Occupational Videos
49-2011.00 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers