Electronic service technicians

Electronic service technicians

NOC
2242

- Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)

Service and repair household and business electronic equipment such as audio and video systems, computers and peripherals, office machines and other consumer electronic devices.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

89
 

Median Hourly Wage

$25.00
$16.00
Low
$33.11
High

Median Salary

$43,612
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

989
 

% Working Full Time

93%
 

% Working Full Year

79%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Electronic service technicians service and repair household and business electronic equipment such as audio and video systems, computers and peripherals, office equipment and other consumer electronic equipment and assemblies. They are employed by electronic service and retail establishments, by wholesale distributors and within service departments of electronic manufacturing companies.

Main Duties

Electronic service technicians perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Install, maintain and repair household and business electronic equipment, such as televisions, radios, DVD and blueray players, projectors, stereo equipment, photocopiers, computers and peripherals
  • Inspect and test electronic equipment, components and assemblies using multimeters, circuit testers, oscilloscopes, logic probes and other electronic test instruments, tools and equipment
  • Diagnose and locate circuit, component and equipment faults
  • Adjust, align, replace or repair electronic equipment, assemblies and components following equipment manuals and schematics, and using soldering tools and other hand and power tools
  • Complete work orders, test and maintenance reports
  • May supervise other electronic equipment service technicians.

Also Known As

  • alarm system technician
  • audio-video service technician
  • computer service technician
  • electronic products field service technician
  • electronic service technician apprentice
  • electronic service technician supervisor
  • office equipment service technician
  • photocopy machine technician
  • radio and television service technician
  • satellite antenna servicer
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of a two- to three-year college program in electronics or Completion of a four-year apprenticeship program in electronic servicing and repair or Completion of high school or college courses in electronics and on-the-job training is required.
  • Trade certification for electronics technicians (consumer products) is available, but voluntary, in New Brunswick, Ontario, British Columbia and the Yukon.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: No
  • Red Seal: No
Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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8.7%
Female
91.3%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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10.5%
15-24
23.6%
25-34
27.7%
35-44
20.9%
45-54
15.7%
55-64
1.6%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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5.2%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
20.2%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
10.4%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
58.6%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
5.7%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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16.1%
Other services (except public administration)
13.0%
Retail trade
11.4%
Wholesale trade
59.6%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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10.90%
Northeast
44.60%
Southeast
15.50%
Southwest
20.70%
Central
8.30%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$47,692
Northeast
$48,646
Southeast
$48,194
Southwest
$43,807
Central
$40,855
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Northeast

$25.00
$16.00
Low
$33.11
High

Southeast

$23.08
$18.00
Low
$38.86
High

Southwest

$25.00
$16.00
Low
$33.11
High

Central

$24.81
$15.87
Low
$32.00
High

Northwest

$25.00
$16.00
Low
$33.11
High
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$43,612

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$48,923

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$43,612

Newfoundland

$47,522

Prince Edward Island

$43,548

Nova Scotia

$47,655

Canada

$43,969
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

89
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

88
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

307
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

14
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

293