Occupation Profile

Computer and Office Machine Repairers
(SOC Code : 49-2011)
in Sonoma County

Repair, maintain, or install computers, word processing systems, automated teller machines, and electronic office machines, such as duplicating and fax machines.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with Post secondary vocational training .

Sonoma County is the same as Santa Rosa MSA.
Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
Santa Rosa MSA20201st Qtr$20.66$16.76$19.50$24.39

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
Sonoma County 2016 - 202660903050.09

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in Sonoma County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Electronics and Appliance Stores 11917.4%
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers 5116.0%
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services1379.7%
Electronic Markets and Agents/Brokers 325.8%
Office Supply, Stationery & Gift Stores 1194.5%
Employment Services 482.1%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting5351.7%
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2831.5%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Converse with customers to determine details of equipment problems.
Reassemble machines after making repairs or replacing parts.
Travel to customers` stores or offices to service machines or to provide emergency repair service.
Reinstall software programs or adjust settings on existing software to fix machine malfunctions.
Advise customers concerning equipment operation, maintenance, or programming.
Assemble machines according to specifications, using hand or power tools and measuring devices.
Test new systems to ensure that they are in working order.
Operate machines to test functioning of parts or mechanisms.
Maintain records of equipment maintenance work or repairs.
Install and configure new equipment, including operating software or peripheral equipment.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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