These technicians can advance their career if they completer a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science or a related field and an associate degree in PC maintenance technology will help candidates become Computer Repair Technicians, besides a certification in A+ from  CompTIA, or others, such as Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and Cisco Certified Technician (CCT).

They should have basic knowledge of networking protocols, such as TCP/IP, and topology.

Computer repair technicians need to keep themselves abreast of the latest developments in technology by acquiring new skills. They should be aware of system recovery programs.


The average of a Computer Repair Technician salary is $36,774 per year in the United States, while freelancers earn $14.21 per hour, according to Payscale.