How to Learn TV Repair


TV and electronic repair workers may be self-employed or work for a repair firm or a retail store. TV repair workers need to be good with their hands, have good problem solving skills and good customer service skills. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, television repair workers made $12-$19 per hour in 2008. Most of these workers learn the trade from vocational or community college programs.

  • Find programs in electronic repair or television repair at your local community college or vocational school. Use the Community College Directory (see Resources) in your search.

  • Apply to local electronic repair programs and wait to be accepted. Then, begin course work.

  • Complete your studies in electronic and TV repair. You will learn to identify components of digital televisions, troubleshoot a problem and take steps to repair the TV. Once you understand the theory behind the repairs, you'll practice in a lab situation.

  • Locate a job in television repair. Approach retail stores that sell electronic devices and television or TV repair shops. You can also apply for jobs with television or cable installation companies.

Tips & Warnings

  • Check with your state's licensing board to see if you require a state-issued permit.

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