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Computer Repairers


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Work Environment

Computer repairers usually work in repair shops and laboratories on land or aboard ships.

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Some electrical instrument and equipment repairers focus on repairing the vast computer systems and networks operated in the Military. Computer repairers install, configure, test, troubleshoot, and repair computer systems (both hardware and software) that are used for both combat and noncombat missions. They may also provide technical assistance to system users.

Military Training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Job training for computer repairers consists of classroom and on-the-job instruction, including practice in repairing computers.

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to use tools
  • Interest in solving problems
  • Ability to apply electronic principles and concepts
  • Interest working with electrical, electronic, and electrochemical equipment

Related Civilian Careers

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  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators

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