Skilled Trades & Vocational
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Maintenance Technician

Whether it's in electrical systems, automotive, plumbing, heating, ventilation, or air conditioning, a degree or certification as a Maintenance Technician can lead to a rewarding career in a variety of fields.

Types of Degrees

Maintenance Technician students typically pursue an associate degree (2 years), certification program, or apprenticeship program. Some states require locksmiths to obtain a license before working professionally. Voluntary, professional certifications are also an option.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Maintenance Technician Degree Or Certification

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

  • Industrial Machinery Mechanic
  • Machinery Maintenance Worker
  • General Maintenance and Repair Worker
  • 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 Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Machinery Maintenance Workers, and Millwrights was $52,860 in 2019 (1) while General Maintenance and Repair Workers earned a median salary of $39,080 in 2019. (2)

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.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  2. 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.