Projected Growth: Decline
Projected Job Openings
Medium Preparation Needed
Your job is to Repair, adjust, or install audio or television receivers, stereo systems, camcorders, video systems, or other electronic home entertainment equipment.
Common job titles of Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers include:
Experience and Education
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
61.58% said they needed a Post-Secondary Certificate.
15.93% said they needed a High School Diploma.
Tune or adjust equipment and instruments to obtain optimum visual or auditory reception, according to specifications, manuals, and drawings.
Read and interpret electronic circuit diagrams, function block diagrams, specifications, engineering drawings, and service manuals.
Compute cost estimates for labor and materials.
Install, service, and repair electronic equipment or instruments such as televisions, radios, and videocassette recorders.
Confer with customers to determine the nature of problems or to explain repairs.
Make service calls to repair units in customers' homes, or return units to shops for major repairs.
Calibrate and test equipment, and locate circuit and component faults, using hand and power tools and measuring and testing instruments such as resistance meters and oscilloscopes.
Disassemble entertainment equipment and repair or replace loose, worn, or defective components and wiring, using hand tools and soldering irons.
Instruct customers on the safe and proper use of equipment.
Keep records of work orders and test and maintenance reports.
Position or mount speakers, and wire speakers to consoles.
Wire cutting tools
Universal serial bus USB flash drives
Universal compression tools
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Tone and probe kits
Sound level meters
Socket wrench sets
Rotary coaxial cable strippers
Phillips head screwdrivers
Network cable testers
Multi-bit screwdriver sets
Mini blow torches
Mains test screwdrivers
Mains soldering irons
Lighted tape measures
Installation inspection mirrors
Hydraulic wire crimpers
Hex key sets
Gas soldering irons
Flat head screwdrivers
Digital still cameras
Coaxial cable strippers
Cable stripping tools
Cable pulling tools
Cable flaring tools
Adjustable hand wrenches
Audio calibration software
Global positioning system GPS software
Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Quality Control Analysis
Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Engineering and Technology
Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.