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 lucrative, 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.
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
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
while General Maintenance and Repair Workers earned a median salary of $39,080 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.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Machinery Maintenance Workers, and Millwrights,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/industrial-machinery-mechanics-and-maintenance-workers-and-millwrights.htm (visited June 25, 2020).