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Systems Technician

Find out how to become a systems technician and work in the information technology industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Systems Technician is $46,400 - 85,600 annually

Overview

Systems technicians support users with issues related to computer systems. They take responsibility for a range of security systems and conduct appropriate diagnostics. Employment for systems technicians to 2019 is expected to grow strongly. Employment in this very large occupation remained stable over the last five years.

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Key skills

Systems technicians install, configure, maintain and test computer systems including hardware, software and network components.

  • Ensure the installation, configuration and maintenance of hardware and software related to computer systems
  • Liaise with managers to ascertain user requirements and budgetary constraints
  • Troubleshoot issues with network systems, software and hardware
  • Provide technical advice and explanation as required
  • Assist in training related to technical issues
  • Make repairs and respond to support calls

Quick facts

Working as a systems technician allows you to utilise your knowledge of computer systems and keep up to date with related technology trends and advancements.

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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