Computer Technician Career

Everything You Need to be a Certified Computer Technician!

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  • CompTIA A+ certification prep – Finish with the skills you need to earn CompTIA A+ certification; exam vouchers are even included with the program (a $438 value)!
  • Quick timelines and focused training – Choose real-world training that includes simulations, videos, and demonstrations that can have you career ready in as little as 3 months.
  • One-on-one training support – With one-on-one access to dedicated trainers with years of professional experience, you'll have the help you need to succeed.

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Computer Technician FAQs

Computer technicians help support the use of technology by businesses and individuals. Their specific responsibilities vary by position, however, examples of possible computer technician jobs include: working in a retail electronics store repairing and maintaining customers’ hardware and software, working as part of an internal IT team in a large or medium sized business, or providing technical support to customers via phone or email.

The growing use of technology is putting well-trained computer technicians in high demand. The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the computer technician field will grow 11% by 2026, which represents nearly 89,000 new jobs.

The U.S. Department of Labor report states that the middle 50% of computer technicians nationwide earn between $39,000 and $65,000 annually, with an average salary of over $52,000. You may also qualify for traditional employment benefits as a computer technician.

Though certification may not always be a requirement for employment, CompTIA A+ Core Series certification will help your resume stand out in the job market and will also give you access to more job opportunities. The CareerStep Computer Technician training program is specifically designed to prepare you for this certification and includes 2 certification exam vouchers, which you will receive when you finish the training program.

CareerStep has been training quality professionals for over 25 years and offers a comprehensive training program that thoroughly prepares learners to work as computer technicians. With CareerStep, you can train affordably without sacrificing quality, learn from comprehensive interactive curriculum, take advantage of live learner and career support, and quickly gain the specialized skills you need to earn your CompTIA A+ certification and succeed as a computer technician. We're committed to helping you achieve your goals, and CareerStep provides everything you need to succeed!

In order to be admitted, you must be at least 18 years of age and either a) have a high school diploma or a General Education Development Certificate (GED), or b) pass the CareerStep Pre-Training Assessment Test. There are no specific skills or experience that are considered prerequisites for entry into the CareerStep training program.

The CareerStep Computer Technician program is offered entirely online, providing 24/7 access to all material and allowing you to progress through the training on your own schedule and at your own pace. The program is broken into modules, or course subjects, all of which focus on helping you build the essential knowledge and skills of a computer technician. The curriculum is built on the exam objectives published by CompTIA, and includes the following:

  • 117 simulation labs
  • 142 videos
  • 144 demonstations
  • 189 text lessons
  • Section quizzes
  • Exam questions
  • Certification practice exams
CareerStep support includes access to:
  • Learner Support Advisors who have professional experience in the industry and are uniquely qualified to answer your questions and offer some personal consultations throughout the training to help learners master important concepts.
  • Technical Support Advisors who are knowledgeable, experienced, and available six days a week to help you work through any technical or computer issues encountered within the training program.
  • Career Support Advisors who help you transition to the workforce after completion. Your Career Advisors will help prepare the best resume, develop solid interview skills, and teach you valuable job search techniques.

Though the course is entirely online, you'll never be on your own. CareerStep's learner support team will always be there to offer personal, ongoing support all the way through the training program.

The Computer Technician training program is 182 completion hours. Since the program is completely self-paced and the online training format allows you the flexibility to study as much or as little as your schedule allows, the time it takes you to complete the course will vary from other learners.

Every learner who signs up in the CareerStep Computer Technician training program receives an initial 3-month period of the course—and we currently offer an additional 3 months at no extra charge! You'll have a full 6 months to complete the program. If you need extra time to complete the course after your initial 6-months of access, we have extensions available for purchase.

Since the course is completely online, your computer will play an important role in your learning experience. We recommend the following minimum computer system specifications:


  • Active internet connection (minimum of 512kbps)
  • 800 X 600 minimum resolution (1024 X 768 or higher recommended)
  • Sound card and speakers (Earphones recommended)
  • Available USB port
  • Chrome 69 and 70
  • Firefox 62 and 63 (Extended Releases are not supported)
  • Flash 31 and 32 (used for recording or viewing audio/video and uploading files)
  • Internet Explorer 11 (Windows only)
  • Edge 42 and 44 (Windows only)
  • Safari 11 and 12 (Mac only)