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Computer Technician

Find out how to become a computer technician in information technology by getting details on job prospects, expected salary, essential skills and qualifications needed.

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The current average salary of an Computer Technician is $44,400 - 68,300 annually

Overview

A computer technician installs and maintains computer networks for both hardware and software, configures new systems, updates software packages, creates and maintains computer networks, diagnoses and resolves IT issues. More than 80% of workers are male. This sector will grow strongly over the next 5 years.

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Key skills

A computer technician identifies, troubleshoots and resolves computer problems, repairs and maintains computer hardware, software and network/internet issues.

  • Software and hardware expertise
  • Experience with LAN/WAN networks
  • Excellent trouble shooting skills
  • Good knowledge of internet security and data privacy principles
  • Good communication skills to interact with clients, users, management and developers

Quick facts

Computer technicians determine software and hardware requirements to provide IT solutions. This sector will grow strongly in the next 5 years, from 53, 300 jobs in 2017 to 59, 200 in 2022.

Outlook
  • Average Hours Worked
    38.2 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
    *Source
  • Main Industries
    Professional, scientific and technical services; education and training; and public administration and safety
  • Average qualification level
    35.7% Bachelor degree

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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