To work as an appliance installer and repairer, you typically need to:
- have a high school diploma or equivalent; and
- complete moderate-term, on-the-job training.
Education after high school
Some appliance installers and repairers complete a formal training program in appliance repair or electronics. Professional-technical schools or two-year colleges offer these programs. They grant a certificate or associate degree. In these programs you learn to read schematic drawings, analyze problems, and follow safety procedures. You also learn to determine whether to replace or repair parts.
Most installers and repairers learn their skills through on-the-job training. This usually lasts six months to one year. An experienced worker teaches you the skills needed for the job. You begin as a helper and do basic tasks. As you gain experience you work on more complex tasks. Training covers:
- using equipment and tools;
- making repairs; and
- providing customer service.