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Service technician is the job title given to an employee who performs technical services and repairs. Service technicians may work in a variety of different industries, such as the automotive industry, IT, HVAC and manufacturing. Service technicians may work in a repair shop or travel to businesses and clients' homes. They interact with clients, but primarily perform mechanical repairs and maintenance either independently or within a team.
Service technicians' duties vary depending on their chosen field, but typically include:
Service technicians can expect stable employment opportunities, though some fields can expect more job growth than others. For example, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, automotive service technicians can expect 6% job growth between 2018 and 2028, while an HVAC service technician's employment is projected to grow by 13% during the same period.
Here are some common service technician positions and their duties: