To work as a camera and photographic equipment repairer, you typically need to:
- have a high school diploma or equivalent; and
- complete long-term, on-the-job training.
Education after high school
Some camera and photographic equipment repairers complete a formal training program in electronics. Professional-technical schools and two-year colleges offer electronics programs. You receive a certificate or associate degree when you complete the program.
Beginning repairers receive on-the-job training. Training typically lasts at least one year. You usually begin as a helper. As you progress, you work on more complex tasks. Training includes:
- using equipment and tools;
- making repairs; and
- providing customer service.
Equipment manufacturers also provide training for repairers.
Some branches of the military train people to be precision instrument and equipment repairers. This military occupation includes camera repairers. Training lasts nine to 34 weeks, depending on your specialty. Further training occurs on the job.