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How to Become a

Field Service Technician

Also Known as:
Final Operations Technician, Metallurgical Lab Technician, Quality Assurance Technician, Service Technician, Experimental Machining Lab Manager, Value Stream Manager, Quality Technician, Engineering Technician, Tool Room Supervisor, Support Technician

What is a

Field Service Technician

The Field Service Technician is a trained professional engaged in performing the field installation and its maintenances. Technicians are responsible for the field operation, troubleshooting, repair and client training of devices in an assigned location. They may also include training a plant’s maintenance team or other key colleagues on how to perform equipment maintenance. The Field Service Technician delivers the service and customer assistance during field visits as per the client’s requirements. They manage all onsite fitting, patch-up, maintenance, and test cases. Technicians perform the diagnosis for the network and associated errors or technical issues and find the proper way out.
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Why Become

Field Service Technician

U.S. Employment Demand Metrics
2018:
87,100
2028:
89,400
Percent Change:
3%
Projected Annual Job Openings:
8,800

Skills Needed

General Skills:
Reading Comprehension Active Listening Critical Thinking Complex Problem Solving
Technical Skills:
Analytical or scientific software Computer aided design CAD software Hot technology Computer aided manufacturing CAM software Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot technology Industrial control software

What Will You Do as a

Field Service Technician

Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment. Monitor activities affecting environmental quality. Calibrate scientific or technical equipment. Monitor the productivity or efficiency of industrial operations. Inspect finished products to locate flaws. Determine causes of operational problems or failures. Train personnel on proper operational procedures.
U.S. Employment Demand Metrics
2018:
87,100
professionals
2028:
89,400
professionals
Percent Change:
3%
Projected Annual Job Openings:
8,800

How Much Can You Earn?

Average Yearly Salary
$62,990
Salary graph visually displaying average yearly salary.
$45,960
$62,990
$99,790

What Education Do You need?

People starting in this career usually have
Less than High School Diploma
3
%
High School Diploma or Equivalent
23
%
Some College, but No Degree
31
%
Associate's Degree
22
%
Bachelor's Degree
17
%
Masters Degree
3
%
Doctorate or Professional Degree
1
%

Common Past Positions

CNC Machine Operator CNC Machinist Machine Operator

Common Next Positions

Production Engineer Manufacturing Engineer Maintenance Technician
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