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Home Entertainment Installers

Home entertainment installers install electronic equipment such as VCR and DVD equipment, televisions and radios, home theater systems, television dishes, stereo components and video cameras. Home theater systems include a large-screen television and complex surround-sound audio components.

Some sample job titles are home theater installer, electronic technician, television repairman, and satellite installer.

Home entertainment repairers often fix electronic entertainment equipment that doesn't work properly due to defective parts, poor connections or faulty circuits. Home entertainment technicians use a variety of tools and equipment. Some home entertainment installers specialize in a particular type of equipment. Some installers also install home security systems and intercom equipment.

Repair work of home entertainment equipment has become more difficult due to the miniaturization of audio and video recording devices. The components and acceptable tolerances are smaller.

Responsibilities

  • Install, service and repair electronic equipment
  • Tune or adjust equipment in order to obtain optimum auditory or visual reception
  • Teach customers how to use the equipment properly and safely
  • Utilize test instruments to find the problem
  • Talk to customers to determine the nature of the problems
  • Explain repairs to customers
  • Use diagrams to determine which circuits require repairing and how to make the correct electrical connections
  • Keep records of work orders and test and maintenance reports
  • Make service calls to customers' homes

Job Characteristics

Bench technicians work in repair shops and field technicians travel to homes and other settings to fix equipment. Sometimes field technicians may have to take defective parts to a shop for diagnoses and repair. The more difficult repair jobs are often performed in a shop. Since field technicians spend time dealing with customers they should have good communication and problem solving skills.

Employment Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 3 percent growth from 2006 to 2016 for electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers which is slower than average for all occupations.

Employment growth for home entertainment repairers will occur due to customers purchasing high priced sophisticated digital equipment. If the prices stay high, equipment owners will likely pay to have their equipment repaired. There should also be a demand for installation of complex home entertainment systems.

Technological developments have lowered prices of electronic home entertainment equipment, thus equipment owners often buy new equipment instead of repairing equipment.

Those with experience may become specialists or troubleshooters and assist other technicians diagnose or repair equipment that have difficult problems. Some experienced repairers may move up to a supervisor position.

In 2008 the median annual salary for electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers was $32,080.

Education, Certification, and Licensing

Employers typically prefer candidates that have a solid foundation in electronics as well as repair experience. The necessary skills are often acquired by candidates from community colleges and vocational training programs. Candidates may want to look for training schools that provide theoretical education and hands-on-training.

Certification for electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers is offered by various organizations. Repairers can specialize in a variety of areas.

Resources

Major Employers

The top employers are home entertainment equipment manufacturers, home entertainment retail stores, electronic and precision equipment repair shops and wired telecommunications carriers.

Schools for Home Entertainment Equipment Installers And Repairers are listed in the Browse Schools Section.

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for:
Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers

Listed below are metro areas sorted by the total number of people employed in Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers jobs , as of 2016

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

     
Metro Area (Alabama) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Hoover N/A $37,070
Birmingham N/A $37,070
     
Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Scottsdale 1570 $44,660
Mesa 1570 $44,660
Phoenix 1570 $44,660
Tucson 390 $42,760
     
Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Long Beach 740 $38,650
Anaheim 740 $38,650
Los Angeles 740 $38,650
San Francisco 430 $40,090
Hayward 430 $40,090
Oakland 430 $40,090
Ventura 60 $25,670
Thousand Oaks 60 $25,670
Oxnard 60 $25,670
San Diego N/A $38,100
Carlsbad N/A $38,100
Sacramento N/A $38,950
Arden N/A $38,950
Roseville N/A $38,950
Arcade N/A $38,950
Ontario N/A $46,320
Riverside N/A $46,320
San Bernardino N/A $46,320
     
Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lakewood 500 $45,120
Aurora 500 $45,120
Denver 500 $45,120
Colorado Springs 110 $48,380
Boulder N/A $34,480
     
Metro Area (Connecticut) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Norwalk 140 $39,980
Stamford 140 $39,980
Bridgeport 140 $39,980
     
Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Fort Lauderdale 1040 $39,250
Miami 1040 $39,250
West Palm Beach 1040 $39,250
Sanford 270 $39,850
Kissimmee 270 $39,850
Orlando 270 $39,850
Port St. Lucie 100 $44,040
Cape Coral 80 $35,240
Fort Myers 80 $35,240
Jacksonville N/A $23,340
Winter Haven N/A $27,840
Lakeland N/A $27,840
Clearwater N/A $35,760
Tampa N/A $35,760
St. Petersburg N/A $35,760
     
Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Roswell 610 $41,450
Sandy Springs 610 $41,450
Atlanta 610 $41,450
     
Metro Area (Idaho) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Boise City 100 $32,960
Coeur d'Alene 70 $30,840
     
Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Fort Wayne 50 $23,680
Indianapolis N/A $35,500
Anderson N/A $35,500
Carmel N/A $35,500
Bloomington N/A $39,670
     
Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bossier City 80 $25,590
Shreveport 80 $25,590
Monroe N/A $29,560
Baton Rouge N/A $36,190
     
Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Towson N/A $38,140
Columbia N/A $38,140
Baltimore N/A $38,140
     
Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dearborn 180 $39,890
Warren 180 $39,890
Detroit 180 $39,890
     
Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Paradise 220 $41,460
Henderson 220 $41,460
Las Vegas 220 $41,460
     
Metro Area (New Mexico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque N/A $31,910
     
Metro Area (New York) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Syracuse 70 $34,790
Albany 70 $38,340
Troy 70 $38,340
Schenectady 70 $38,340
Rochester N/A $37,310
     
Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Toledo N/A $33,770
Columbus N/A $34,200
Cleveland N/A $35,840
Elyria N/A $35,840
Dayton N/A $37,230
     
Metro Area (Oklahoma) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma City N/A $39,970
     
Metro Area (Oregon) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Medford 190 $41,970
Eugene N/A $29,520
     
Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Erie 30 $45,490
     
Metro Area (Puerto Rico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Caguas 330 $19,460
Carolina 330 $19,460
San Juan 330 $19,460
     
Metro Area (South Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sioux Falls 90 $33,550
     
Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Franklin N/A $39,920
Murfreesboro N/A $39,920
Davidson N/A $39,920
Nashville N/A $39,920
     
Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dallas 760 $41,320
Arlington 760 $41,320
Fort Worth 760 $41,320
The Woodlands 450 $35,430
Sugar Land 450 $35,430
Houston 450 $35,430
El Paso 130 $27,830
Edinburg N/A $18,800
Mission N/A $18,800
McAllen N/A $18,800
Lubbock N/A $30,220
Temple N/A $40,680
Killeen N/A $40,680
     
Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Clearfield N/A $31,120
Ogden N/A $31,120
Salt Lake City N/A $39,210
     
Metro Area (Vermont) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Burlington 80 $41,010
Burlington 80 $41,010
     
Metro Area (Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Roanoke 90 $34,990
     
Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bellevue 120 $49,550
Tacoma 120 $49,550
Seattle 120 $49,550

Most Popular Industries for :
Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers

Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Industry Jobs Percent Annual Median Salary
Maintenance And Repair 6,180 28% $31,940
Construction Trades 5,570 26% $33,630
Telecommunications 4,610 21% $32,130
Durable Goods Wholesale 1,040 4% $35,170
Office Services And Staffing 1,040 4% $31,710
Rental And Lease 850 3% $31,970
Media And Broadcasting 370 1% $34,660
Auto And Auto Parts Dealers 340 1% $33,060
Book And Hobby Stores 300 1% $30,090
Professional And Technical Services 220 1% $35,290
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