To work as a home electronic repairer, you typically need to:
- have a high school diploma or equivalent;
- complete a formal training program; and
- complete short-term, on-the-job training.
Education after high school
Most home electronic repairers complete a training program in electronics. Professional-technical schools and two-year colleges offer these programs. They grant a certificate or an associate degree. In this type of program, you learn the principles of electronics. You also learn how to use testing equipment and make repairs.
Once on the job, home electronic repairers are paired with an experienced worker. This worker trains the new repairer on basic skills. As trainees gain skills, they work on more difficult repairs. Training may last up to one month.
Some branches of the military train people to be electrical products repairers. Training lasts four to 22 weeks, depending on your specialty. Additional training is on the job.