There is a wide range of technician related careers. One thing that the majority of them have in common is that the people in these jobs like to understand how things work. Many of these careers require someone who is good with their hands.
The great majority of technician careers require, or benefit from, training. For example, to become an auto mechanic, classes are necessary because modern cars are computer operated, and the mechanic must learn how to use highly specialized tools.
Below you will find detailed profiles on many different technician careers. Each profile identifies the cities that have the most jobs for each career, as well as average salary data.
In the table below, the Expected Growth rating was determined as follows, using forecasted job growth data over the 10 year period 2006-2016:
- Very High indicates growth in the number of jobs of 20% or more over the period
- High indicates growth of 10-20%
- Medium indicates growth of 5-10%
- Low indicates growth of 0-5%
- Very Low indicates a loss of jobs over the 10 year period