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Home Appliance Repairers

Home Appliance Repairers
Quick Facts : Home Appliance Repairers*
2010 Median Pay$34,730
Entry Level EducationHigh school diploma or equivalent
Work Experience in Related OccupationNone
Number of Jobs, 201247,700
Job Outlook7% (Slower than average)
Employment Change3,100

Home appliance repairers, often called home appliance repair technicians, usually travel to customers? homes to do their work. They install and repair household appliances, such as refrigerators, microwaves, and washer and dryers. Technicians use specialized diagnostic tools to inspect appliances.

What Home Appliance Repairers Do

  • Travel to customers' homes
  • Install home appliances
  • Connect major appliances to water, gas, or electrical lines
  • Instruct customers on how to use appliances
  • Bill and collect payment from customers

Work Environment

Work typically is done on site at customers' homes, so driving to appointments is common. Most home appliance repairers work full time, including evenings or weekends. Some technicians need to be on call in case of emergencies. About one-third are self-employed.
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Job Outlook

Employment of home appliance repairers is expected to grow 7 percent from 2010 to 2020, driven by an increasing number of appliances being used in homes.
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In May 2010 the average salary of home appliance repairers was $34,730.
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Becoming a Home Appliance Repairers

Employers generally prefer to hire workers who have attended high school or, increasingly, postsecondary vocational or technical programs in electronics or appliance repair. These programs can help reduce the amount of on-the-job training for entry-level workers.
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