Employment

SALARY RANGE AND EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK

The computer technician market is ever widening and changing as computers are increasingly prevalent in our daily lives. As with most fields, the higher your education the higher your salary expectations will be. We are fortunate that within reasonable driving distance is a great metropolitan area, ( Baltimore, Washington, and Virginia), full of employment possibilities. Here are some examples, as compiled from salary.com, of job descriptions, salary ranges and the education required.

Client Technologies Technician
Maintains, repairs, and troubleshoots desktop hardware and software packages. Also responsible for customer service and end-user training. May require a bachelor's degree or its equivalent and 0-2 years of related experience. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Typically reports to a supervisor.

The median expected salary for a typical Client Technologies Technician in Baltimore, MD is $50,911.

Computer Operator I
Operates and monitors computer equipment. Performs routine tasks to maintain computer equipment and their peripherals. Loads peripheral equipment such as tapes and printer paper for operating runs. Observes peripheral equipment and error messages displayed on monitor of terminal to detect faulty output or machine stoppage. May require an associate's degree or its equivalent and 0-3 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typically reports to a project leader or manager.

The median expected salary for a typical Computer Operator I in Baltimore, MD is $32,598.

 

Help Desk Support Assistant
Provides support to end users on a variety of issues. Identifies, researches, and resolves technical problems. Responds to telephone calls, email and personnel requests for technical support. Documents, tracks and monitors the problem to ensure a timely resolution. May require an associate's degree in a related area and no previous experience in the field. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor.

The median expected salary for a typical Help Desk Support Assistant in Baltimore, MD is $38,396.