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Electronics Maintenance & Repair Major

1,830 yearly degrees
#100 in popularity
$45,000 median salary

Electronics maintenance and repair is a major that typically falls into the Mechanic & Repair Technologies category.

There are 249 programs available throughout the country that offer an associate’s degree in electronics repair, 4 that offer a bachelor’s degree, and 0 that offer a master’s degree.

Who Is Getting an Electronics Repair Degree?

Electronics maintenance and repair is one of the least chosen majors in the country, ranked #329 in popularity. About 0 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the field in 2017. This major attracts more men than women. About 100% of the graduates in this field are male.

Racial Distribution

At the countrywide level, the racial distribution of electronics repair majors is as follows:

  • Asian: 0%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0%
  • White: 100%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0%
  • Other Races: 0%
Electronics Maintenance & Repair Majors Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in electronics repair. About 0% of those graduating in 2017 were international students. The most popular countries sending electronics repair majors to the U.S. are Saudi Arabia, Zambia and Turks and Caicos Islands.

What Will You Learn as an Electronics Maintenance & Repair Major?

An O*NET survey asked people with careers related to electronics repair to rate how important certain subject areas were to their job. The following are some of the results of that survey. Importance was rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important.

Knowledge Areas for Electronics Repair Majors

Electronics repair majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:

Important Knowledge Areas for Electronics Maintenance & Repair Majors

Skills for Electronics Repair Majors

Electronics repair majors are found most commonly in careers in which the following skills are important:

Important Skills for Electronics Maintenance & Repair Majors

Abilities for Electronics Repair Majors

A major in electronics repair will prepare for your careers in which the following abilities are important:

Important Abilities for electronics repair Majors

What Can You Do With an Electronics Repair Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with electronics repair:

Careers Related to Electronics Maintenance & Repair
Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary

Geothermal Technicians

8.2%

$39,320

Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment

2.3%

$58,110

Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

1.5%

$58,280

Radio Mechanics

5.5%

$54,890

Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers

14.2%

$47,190

Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers

0%

$38,160

Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers

-1.5%

$38,480

Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers

-7.7%

$56,100

Semiconductor Processors

-5.5%

$37,270

Home Appliance Repairers

-4.1%

$39,270

Electronics Maintenance & Repair Major Salary

Average salaries range from $41,000 to $56,000 for careers related to electronics repair. This range includes all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

To put that into context, the typical high school graduate makes between $29,000 and $57,000 a year. The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $44,000 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,000 and $120,000.

Average Salary for an Electronics Repair Major  ( 41000 to 56000 )
$0
$200k
Average Salary for High School Graduate  ( 29000 to 57000 )
$0
$200k
Average Salary with Bachelor's Degree  ( 44000 to 99000 )
$0
$200k
Average Salary with Advanced Degree  ( 55000 to 120000 )
$0
$200k

Your salary will be largely dependent on the career path you follow and what area of the country (or world) you work. Getting a graduate degree may open up more options with higher salary potential.

Amount of Education Required for Electronics Maintenance & Repair Major Jobs

Some careers associated with electronics repair require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.

How much education do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to electronics repair have obtained the following education levels.

Education Levels for Careers Associated With Electronics Maintenance & Repair
Level of Education Percentage of Workers

Less Than a High School Diploma

3.2%

High School Diploma or Equivalent

41.1%

Post-Secondary Certificate

30.9%

Some College Courses

7.2%

Associate's Degree or Equivalent

13.6%

Bachelor's Degree

2.7%

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

0.2%

Master's Degree

0%

Post-Master's Certificate

0%

First Professional Degree

1.2%

Doctoral Degree

0%

Post-Doctoral Training

0%

Online Electronics Maintenance & Repair Programs

There are 4 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in electronics maintenance and repair, with 0 of them offering at least some courses online.

Online learners must listen or watch video lectures, participate in group chats or forums, submit papers and assignments electronically, take tests, and meet deadlines.

Getting your degree online is not easy and includes watching and listening to hours of lectures, participating in group charts, submitting papers by the appropriate deadline and taking tests. Some online programs will also feature internships or in-person clinical hours.

Is an Electronics Maintenance & Repair Major Worth It?

The median salary for an electronics repair grad is $45,000 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 15% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $116,200 after 20 years!

electronics maintenance and repair salary compared to typical high school and college graduates over a 20 year period

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics
National Center for Education Statistics
O*NET Online
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