What does an Entry Level Technician do?

Technicians are skilled professionals that are employed in almost every industry. They are called upon to repair, install, replace, and provide services for various systems and equipment. They are proficient in the relevant skills and techniques necessary for the field where they work, which includes the automotive, maintenance, HVAC, and pharmacy sectors.

Technicians inspect, analyze, and troubleshoot client systems and equipment. They run tests and interpret the results to make the effective recommendations to fix faulty or broken equipment. When necessary during repairs, they will source replacement parts and negotiate costs with suppliers and clients. They will repair and replace faulty equipment and provide time and material cost estimates before they start a job. Some technicians write reports, safety regulations, and preventative maintenance plans. Technicians need a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in their related field, and some employers require further specialty and certification.

EducationAssociate's Degree
Work/Life Balance
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Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.1 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

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Entry Level Technician Career Path

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Read what Entry Level Technician professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Sole Source MedicalSole Source Medical
22 Jan 2021

“The pay is awesome and well worth it and it’s a bonus that we get to travel!”

Infinity BiologiX
Extractions Technician
3 May 2021

“I got a job there when I really needed one and the pay was decent but not great”

Mount Sinai Health SystemMount Sinai Health System
Opthallmic Technician
8 Aug 2019

“one doctor was terrible and everyone else was great so it really depends who you work with.”

Orange Unified School DistrictOrange Unified School District
Career Guidance Technician
22 Mar 2021

“High turnover rate for this position because it's a bit underpaid for what's on your plate”

Sepang Aircraft EngineeringSepang Aircraft Engineering
Senior Technician Specialist
4 Jan 2022

“The best place to grow your dream career and challenge your ability in day to day operations”

26 Mar 2021

“great for fresh grads to start a career growth and a place to start learning and good starting salary for locals from kelantan”

MH EquipmentMH Equipment
Parts Technician
28 Aug 2019

“I would greatly appreciate an opportunity to eventually advance my career and directly use my four”

Transcend Orthotics & ProstheticsTranscend Orthotics & Prosthetics
Orthotic Technician
24 Jul 2021

“The people I worked personally with were fantastic and some of the best coworkers I have had.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an entry level technician

When working as an entry level technician, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Excellent Customer Service, Dexterity, Motivated, LOTO and Traditional.

The most similar professions to entry level technician are:
  • Service Technician
  • Automotive Technician
  • Facilities Manager
  • Maintenance Technician

The most common qualifications to become an entry level technician is a minimum of a Associate's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.