To work as a coin and vending machine repairer, you typically need to:
- have a high school diploma or equivalent; and
- complete short-term, on-the-job training.
Education after high school
No formal education beyond high school is required. However, some coin and vending machine repairers complete a formal training program in electronics. Professional-technical schools and two-year colleges offer these programs. You earn a certificate or associate degree when you complete the program.
Most coin and vending machine repairers learn their skills on the job from an experienced repairer. In general, you begin as a helper. As you gain experience you work on more complex tasks. Training includes:
- filling machines;
- making repairs; and
- providing customer service.
The length of training varies by employer. It generally lasts about one month.