Occupation Profile for Home Appliance Repairers, service technicians install and service many kinds of electrical and gas appliances, such as washing machines, dryers, refrigerators*, ranges. Some technicians specialize in one type of appliance, such as air conditioners*, while others work with a variety of appliances, both large and small, which are used in homes and business establishments. There are approximately 42,000 appliance technicians employed in the United States.
The increasing use of appliances has created the need for qualified people to install, repair, and service them. Today’s service technicians need a different mix of knowledge and skills than needed by the appliance repair technicians of years ago. Today’s appliances often involve more complex electronic parts.