Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
SOC: 49-2097.00

Description:

Repair, adjust, or install audio or television receivers, stereo systems, camcorders, video systems, or other electronic home entertainment equipment.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
29,600 employed

Projected (2024):
30,300 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Audio Installer
  • Audio Video Mechanic
  • Audio-Video Repairer
  • Cable Installation Technician
  • Dish Network Installer
  • Electric Organ Checker
  • Electric Organ Inspector and Repairer
  • Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairer
  • Electronic Musical Instrument Repairer
  • Electronic Organ Mechanic
  • Electronic Organ Technician
  • Electronic Sales and Service Technician
  • Electronic Systems Technician (EST)
  • Electronic Technician
  • Electronic Video Games Servicer
  • Field Service Representative
  • Field Service Technician
  • Home Stereo Equipment Installer
  • Home Theater Experience Expert
  • Home Theater Expert
  • Home Theater Installer
  • Home Theater Specialist
  • In Shop Service Technician
  • Information Transport Systems Technician
  • Installer
  • Low Voltage Electrician
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Maintenance Worker
  • Mechanic
  • Phonograph Mechanic
  • Radio Repairer
  • Repair Technician
  • Satellite Dish Installer
  • Satellite Dish Repairer
  • Satellite Installer
  • Satellite Technician
  • Satellite Television Installer
  • Service Technician
  • Stereo Equipment Installer
  • Stereo Equipment Repairer
  • Tape Recorder Mechanic
  • Tape Recorder Repairer
  • Technician
  • Television Analyzer
  • Television and Radio Repairer
  • Television Installer
  • Television Maintenance Man
  • Television Maintenance Worker
  • Television Mechanic (TV Mechanic)
  • Television Repairer
  • Television Repairman
  • Television Service Engineer
  • Television Servicer
  • Television Technician
  • Video Player Mechanic
  • Video Recorder Mechanic
  • Video System Repairer
  • Video Technician
  • Wireless Internet Installer


  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.

    Education:

    Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

    Job Training:

    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.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Installation
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Disassemble entertainment equipment and repair or replace loose, worn, or defective components and wiring, using hand tools and soldering irons.
  • Install, service, and repair electronic equipment or instruments such as televisions, radios, and videocassette recorders.
  • Calibrate and test equipment, and locate circuit and component faults, using hand and power tools and measuring and testing instruments such as resistance meters and oscilloscopes.
  • Confer with customers to determine the nature of problems or to explain repairs.
  • Tune or adjust equipment and instruments to obtain optimum visual or auditory reception, according to specifications, manuals, and drawings.
  • Instruct customers on the safe and proper use of equipment.
  • Compute cost estimates for labor and materials.
  • Read and interpret electronic circuit diagrams, function block diagrams, specifications, engineering drawings, and service manuals.
  • Keep records of work orders and test and maintenance reports.
  • Make service calls to repair units in customers' homes, or return units to shops for major repairs.
  • Position or mount speakers, and wire speakers to consoles.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Adjustable hand wrenches
  • Box cutters
  • Cable flaring tools
  • Cable pulling tools
  • Cable ringers
  • Cable stripping tools
  • Coaxial cable strippers
  • Cordless drills
  • Digital multimeters
  • Digital still cameras
  • Drywall saws
  • Flat head screwdrivers
  • Gas soldering irons
  • Hex key sets
  • High-leverage cutters
  • Hydraulic wire crimpers
  • Installation inspection mirrors
  • Insulated screwdrivers
  • Insulated shears
  • Junior hacksaws
  • Krone tools
  • Labeling kits
  • Laptop computers
  • Lighted tape measures
  • Longnosed pliers
  • Magnetic screwdrivers
  • Mains soldering irons
  • Mains test screwdrivers
  • Measuring tapes
  • Mini blow torches
  • Multi-bit screwdriver sets
  • Nailing hammers
  • Network cable testers
  • Nut wrenches
  • Outlet testers
  • Phillips head screwdrivers
  • Pick-up tools
  • Pozi screwdrivers
  • Rotary coaxial cable strippers
  • Socket wrench sets
  • Sound level meters
  • Spirit levels
  • Splicer's snips
  • Stepladders
  • Stud sensors
  • Tone and probe kits
  • Torque wrenches
  • Torx screwdrivers
  • Universal compression tools
  • Universal serial bus USB flash drives
  • Voltage detectors
  • Wire cutting tools
  • Work vans
  • Audio calibration software
  • Global Positioning System GPS software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word


  • installation maintenance and repair


    industry stats

    SOC: 49-0000

    Total Employed: 5,374,150

    Average Annual Salary: $45,990