Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations

The most recent data of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019) states the following about installation, maintenance, and repair occupations:

Employment in installation, maintenance, and repair occupations is projected to grow 3 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations, and will result in about 173,300 new jobs.

The median annual wage for installation maintenance, and repair occupations was $46,630 in May 2019, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $39,810.

(Source: bls.gov)

Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Jobs

Below you find a list of installation, maintenance, and repair positions with a job summary, entry-level education, and median pay level. Each link brings you to a specific job page where you can find more information about the position, and commonly asked interview questions and answers for that job.

OccupationJob SummaryEntry-Level Education2019 Median Pay
Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and TechniciansAircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians repair and perform scheduled maintenance on aircraft.See How to Become One$64,310
Automotive Body and Glass RepairersAutomotive body and glass repairers restore, refinish, and replace vehicle bodies and frames, windshields, and window glass.High school diploma or equivalent$42,350
Automotive Service Technicians and MechanicsAutomotive service technicians and mechanics inspect, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks.Postsecondary nondegree award$42,090
Diesel Service Technicians and MechanicsDiesel service technicians and mechanics inspect, repair, and overhaul buses, trucks, or any vehicle with a diesel engine.High school diploma or equivalent$48,500
Electrical and Electronics Installers and RepairersElectrical and electronics installers and repairers install or repair a variety of electrical equipment.See How to Become One$59,080
General Maintenance and Repair WorkersGeneral maintenance and repair workers fix and maintain machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings.High school diploma or equivalent$39,080
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and InstallersHeating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems.Postsecondary nondegree award$48,730
Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service TechniciansHeavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians inspect, maintain, and repair vehicles and machinery used in construction, farming, and other industries.High school diploma or equivalent$51,590
Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Machinery Maintenance Workers, and MillwrightsIndustrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights install, maintain, and repair factory equipment and other industrial machinery.High school diploma or equivalent$52,860
Line Installers and RepairersLine installers and repairers install or repair electrical power systems and telecommunications cables, including fiber optics.High school diploma or equivalent$65,700
Medical Equipment RepairersMedical equipment repairers install, maintain, and repair patient care equipment.Associate's degree$49,280
Small Engine MechanicsSmall engine mechanics inspect, service, and repair motorized power equipment.See How to Become One$37,840
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and RepairersTelecommunications equipment installers and repairers set up and maintain devices that carry communications signals.Postsecondary nondegree award$57,910
Wind Turbine TechniciansWind turbine service technicians install, maintain, and repair wind turbines.Postsecondary nondegree award$52,910

(Source: bls.gov)

Job Interview Topics – Common Job Interview Questions & Answers

Below you can find a list of common job interview topics. Each link will direct you to an article regarding the specific topics that discuss commonly asked interview questions. Furthermore, each article discusses why the interviewer asks these questions and how you answer them!

  1. Accomplishments
  2. Adaptability
  3. Admission
  4. Behavioral
  5. Career Change
  6. Career Goals
  7. Communication
  8. Competency
  9. Conflict Resolution
  10. Creative Thinking
  11. Cultural Fit
  12. Customer Service
  13. Direct
  14. Experience
  15. Government
  16. Graduate
  17. Growth Potential
  18. Honesty & Integrity
  19. Illegal
  20. Inappropriate
  21. Job Satisfaction
  22. Leadership
  23. Management
  24. Entry-Level & No experience
  25. Performance-Based
  26. Personal
  27. Prioritization & Time Management
  28. Problem-solving
  29. Salary
  30. Situational & Scenario-based
  31. Stress Management
  32. Teamwork
  33. Telephone Interview
  34. Tough
  35. Uncomfortable
  36. Work Ethic