IT technicians are required by most companies, as they offer support for computer systems. Being versatile, as they secure IT systems, troubleshoot problems and provide network support and so on, future looks promising for them.
If they upgrade themselves by obtaining certifications, they can climb up the value chain to become managers or senior IT personnel. Besides, they can be employed in various organizations, both in the public and private sectors, as they have a broad range of responsibilities.
According to the BLS (US Bureau of Labor Statistics), there is expected to be a growth of 11% in employment opportunities between 2016 and 2016. With upgrades to computers, IT Technicians can look forward to the creation of more jobs.
Moreover, many small and medium and, sometimes, even large companies are outsourcing IT technical support because they can reduce costs by turning to technicians only when issues arise. Also, outsourcing companies work round-the-clock, allowing businesses to contact them whenever they encounter problems. Finally, it will enable enterprises to focus on their core business processes, as they need not worry about resolving the technical problems of their systems.
Earnings of Computer Technicians
Payscale.com in a recent study said that median earnings of Computer Technicians per hour are $16.47. In the United States, their yearly average salary is $68,709, according to indeed.com.
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