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Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers Job Outlook

Employment of computer, ATM, and office machine repairers is expected to grow 7 percent from 2010 to 2020, slower than the average for all occupations.

Computer repairers will see a continued demand for their services as computer parts need replacing or organizations need hardware upgrades. As companies modernize and use new technology in their day-to-day operations, computer repairers will continue to see employment opportunities.

Office and machine repairers will also continue to see demand for their services as office equipment continues to break down and need preventive maintenance.

However, increasing use of electronic banking is causing a decline in the demand for new ATMs, which may result in a decreased need for ATM repairers.  

Job Prospects

Workers with experience, education from a trade school, and some certification often will have the best opportunities. Employers also prefer to hire workers whose military service has provided them with relevant training and experience. ATM repairers with training in the security of ATM networks have the best job prospects.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition