Information and Communications Technologies

Computer Technician

Computer technicians answer computer-related questions and install, service and configure computer systems and networks including desktop computers, servers and peripherals such as printers.

Key Skills IconKey skills

  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Logical and analytical thinking
  • Aptitude for math and science
  • Problem-solving
  • Ability to work along and with others

Working Conditions IconWorking conditions

  • Office environment
  • May work in clean and well ventilated or cold and dusty surroundings
  • Deal with upset or stressed customers or clients
  • Overtime or on-call, as needed

Is it a good fit? IconCareer potential*

  • Computer technician
  • Client support analyst
  • Supervisor

*May require additional education.

Related or similar careers

  • Automated Systems Technologist
  • Electrical Engineering Technologist
  • Electronics Assemblers and Fabricators
  • Office Equipment Technician

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96%

Average SAIT graduate employment rate (2017)*
*Information Technology - Computer Systems

$58,749

Average salary (Alberta)*
*alis.alberta.ca

$43,500

Median SAIT graduate salary (2017)*
*Information Technology - Computer Systems

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