A Career as an Electronics Technician
Looking into a career as an electronics technician can come with a lot of questions. What does an electronics technician do? What careers are available? Are there even jobs available? Good news, we can answer all of these questions and help you understand if this may be a carer path for you!
What Does an Electronics Technician Do?
The first thing to know, electronics technicians are not electricians, though they do often work with wiring and electricity. Electronics technicians cover a relatively wide array of jobs within the technology/electronics field. This will give you many options to choose from and find a career you are passionate about.
What Careers Are Available?
1. Central Office Technician
These workers install the “guts” of a central hub or office in many businesses. Their main duties include setting up and maintaining switches, fiber optic cables, and routers in an office setting. Businesses that feature call centers and telecommunications hubs often employ technicians to help manage send, process, and amplify data from telephone, Internet, and cable connections.
2. PBX Installer and Repairer
You would be setting up private branch exchange (PBX) switchboards for call centers and other businesses that need to juggle a large number of phone lines. PBX installers connect telecom equipment to communications lines, including installation and testing of frames, supports, power systems, alarms, and software. They also may work with voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology, as well as Internet connections and network applications.
3. Headend Technician
Cable and television companies employ Headend Technicians, who work in a similar capacity to Central Office Technicians. Headend technicians often work at distribution centers.
4. Station Installers and Repairers
The most common electronics technician job, Station Installers and Repairers, install telecommunications equipment including cable TV and satellite equipment, home theater equipment, and other electronic home and business devices. Their duties also include testing lines and diagnosing problems.
Are There Jobs Available?
This is an area that will continue to need new workers to fill positions. Instructors in our Electronics Technician program have years of real-world experience and know what employers in the area are looking for. With their instruction and guidance, electronics technician students learn and develop the skills necessary to get started in this growing field of technology.
Please note, Ayers Career College no longer offers their Electronics Technician program and upgraded to its Information Technology Specialist program in 2020. Visit the IT Specialist page for more information on this program.
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