Military Computer Repairers

Military Career

General Information

Description

Some electrical instrument and equipment repairers focus on repairing the vast computer systems and networks operated in the Military. Computer repairers install, configure, test, troubleshoot, and repair computer systems (both hardware and software) that are used for both combat and noncombat missions. They may also provide technical assistance to system users.

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Work Environment

Computer repairers usually work in repair shops and laboratories on land or aboard ships.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Comparable Industries

  • Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
  • Electronics and Appliance Stores
  • Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

Jobs in this career field may be available in other service branches. Call or email a particular branch for more info.

  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required

Military Workforce

Computer Repairers in the Military

19,704

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Salary

Average Salary

$51,491

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Associate's degree 32%
  • Post-secondary certificate 31%
  • High school 28%
  • Some college 7%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Military training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Job training for computer repairers consists of classroom and on-the-job instruction, including practice in repairing computers. Training content may include: Application of mechanical, electronic, and electrical principlesMaintenance and repair proceduresLine installation and wiring techniquesUse of electronic test equipmentCommunication security (COMSEC) policies and proceduresComputer networks, hardware, and softwareRepair of telecommunications, radar, ground sensor, and COMSEC equipmentOperating multi-channel transmission equipment and diagnostic equipment

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Knowledge

  • Computers and Electronics
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Mechanical
  • Engineering and Technology
  • English Language

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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