Computers, Tech & Engineering
Computer Support Technician

In today's world, nearly every business depends on computer technology and well functioning hardware, software, and networks, making Computer Support Technicians a vital job in nearly every industry and a great educational and career choice.

Types of Degrees

Computer Support Technician students typically pursue an associate degree or certification course, though a bachelor's degree in Information Technology or Computer Science will give you a leg up on the competition. An associate degree is usually obtained in two years and is less expensive per semester than a bachelor's degree. Associate degrees may allow you to enter the workforce sooner but sometimes with a lower starting salary than people holding a bachelor's degree or higher level of education.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in math, science, and computer technology coursework helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Scores from college entrance exams like the ACT and SAT are often required. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a specific school.

Career Opportunities After Earning An Computer Support Technician Degree Or Certification

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree or certification include:

  • Computer Support Technician
  • Information Technology Technician
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a Computer Support Specialist was $54,760 in 2019. (1)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.


  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.