Mechanic and Repair workers are responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of many different types of machinery, and for fixing problems with the machinery when they arise.

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics maintain and repair cars. Their duties can involve routine repairs, like oil changes, or more complicated ones, like those that have to do with a car's transmission, for instance. They may also test cars to make sure they are safe. Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers focus on equipment and systems used for communication, including phones and the Internet . They may install equipment, or troubleshoot related issues, including those that have to do with wiring. General Maintenance and Repair Workers handle repairs that do not require specific technical knowledge; they may handle upkeep and basic repairs in buildings, and determine when a specialist should be called in.


Related Fields: Construction Trades




 Job Title
 Average Annual Income  Projected Job Growth, 2012-22*  Projected Job Openings, 2012-22
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers  $46,110
123,700
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics $39,450
237,600
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians $57,610
35,600
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers $54,030
38,200
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers $38,310
  32,800


*Projected Job Growth, 2012-2022 Key

Faster than average
(more than 15%)
Average
(8% to 14%)
Slower than average
(less than 7%)




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