Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations

These workers set up, take care of, and fix many types of goods and equipment.

Overall employment in installation, maintenance, and repair occupations is projected to grow 5 percent over the next ten years, about as fast as the average for all occupations; this increase is expected to result in about 304,000 new jobs over the decade. In addition to new jobs from growth, opportunities arise from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations permanently. About 628,200 openings each year, on average, are projected to come from growth and replacement needs.

The median annual wage for installation maintenance, and repair occupations is $47,940, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $45,760.

Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Technicians

Aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians repair and perform scheduled maintenance on aircraft.

Automotive Body and Glass Repairers

Automotive body and glass repairers restore, refinish, and replace vehicle bodies and frames, windshields, and window glass.

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

Automotive service technicians and mechanics, often called service technicians or service techs, inspect, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks.

Diesel Service Technicians and Mechanics

Diesel service technicians and mechanics (also known as diesel technicians) inspect, repair, or overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel engine.

Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers

Electrical and electronics installers and repairers install or repair a variety of electrical equipment in telecommunications, transportation, utilities, and other industries.

General Maintenance and Repair Workers

General maintenance and repair workers fix and maintain machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings. They paint, repair flooring, and work on plumbing, electrical, and air-conditioning and heating systems.

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers—often called HVACR technicians—work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the temperature and air quality in buildings.

Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians

Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians, also called mechanics, inspect, maintain, and repair vehicles and machinery used in construction, farming, rail transportation, and other industries.

Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Machinery Maintenance Workers, and Millwrights

Industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights install, maintain, and repair factory equipment and other industrial machinery.

Line Installers and Repairers

Line installers and repairers, also known as line workers, install or repair electrical power systems and telecommunications cables, including fiber optics.

Medical Equipment Repairers

Medical equipment repairers install, maintain, and repair patient care equipment.

Small Engine Mechanics

Small engine mechanics inspect, service, and repair motorized power equipment. Mechanics often specialize in one type of equipment, such as motorcycles, motorboats, or outdoor power equipment.

Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers

Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, also known as telecom technicians, set up and maintain devices or equipment that carry communications signals, such as telephone lines and Internet routers.

Wind Turbine Technicians

Wind turbine service technicians, also known as windtechs, install, maintain, and repair wind turbines.

Additional Installation, Maintenance and Repair Occupations

Audiovisual Equipment Installers and Repairers

Audiovisual equipment installers and repairers install, repair, or adjust audio or television receivers, stereo systems, camcorders, video systems, or other electronic entertainment equipment in homes or other venues.

Bicycle Repairers

Bicycle Repairers repair and service bicycles.

Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers

Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers repair and adjust cameras and photographic equipment, including commercial video and motion picture camera equipment.

Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers

Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers install, service, adjust, or repair coin, vending, or amusement machines, including video games, jukeboxes, pinball machines, or slot machines.

Commercial Divers

Commercial Divers work below the surface of waters, using scuba gear to inspect, repair, remove, or install equipment and structures.

Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers

Computer, ATM, and office machine repairers repair, maintain, or install computers, word processing systems, automated teller machines, and electronic office machines, such as duplicating and fax machines.

Control and Valve Installers and Repairers (Except Mechanical Door)

Control and Valve Installers and Repairers (Except Mechanical Door) install, repair, and maintain mechanical regulating and controlling devices, such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves, and other mechanical governors.

First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers

First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers directly supervise and coordinate the activities of mechanics, installers, and repairers.

Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers

Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers help installation, maintenance, and repair workers replace parts and maintain and repair vehicles, industrial machinery, and electrical and electronic equipment.

Home Appliance Repairers

Home Appliance Repairers repair, adjust, or install all types of electric or gas household appliances, such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, and ovens.

Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (all other)

All installation, maintenance, and repair workers not listed separately.

Locksmiths and Safe Repairers

Locksmiths and Safe Repairers repair and open locks, make keys, change locks and safe combinations, and install and repair safes.

Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers

Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers move or install mobile homes or prefabricated buildings.

Mechanical Door Repairers

Mechanical Door Repairers install, service, or repair automatic door mechanisms and hydraulic doors.

Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners

Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners repair percussion, stringed, reed, or wind instruments.

Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers (all other)

All precision instrument and equipment repairers not listed separately.

Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers

Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers repair, install, or maintain mobile or stationary radio transmitting, broadcasting, and receiving equipment; two-way radio communications systems used in cellular telecommunications, mobile broadband, ship-to-shore, and aircraft-to-ground communications; and radio equipment in service and emergency vehicles.

Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians

Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians diagnose, inspect, adjust, repair, or overhaul recreational vehicles, including travel trailers.

Refractory Materials Repairers (Except Brickmasons)

Refractory Materials Repairers (Except Brickmasons) build or repair equipment, such as furnaces, kilns, cupolas, boilers, converters, ladles, soaking pits, and ovens, using refractory materials.


Riggers set up or repair rigging for construction projects, manufacturing plants, logging yards, ships and shipyards, or the entertainment industry.

Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers

Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers install, program, maintain, and repair security and fire alarm wiring and equipment.

Signal and Track Switch Repairers

Signal and Track Switch Repairers install, inspect, test, maintain, or repair electric gate crossings, signals, signal equipment, track switches, section lines, or intercommunications systems within a railroad system.

Tire Repairers and Changers

Tire Repairers and Changers repair and replace tires.

Watch and Clock Repairers

Watch and clock repairers repair, clean, and adjust mechanisms of timing instruments, such as watches and clocks.

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