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How to become an IT technician

£ 18,000

ESTIMATED STARTING SALARY

£ 35,000

ESTIMATED SALARY

IT technicians play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth running and maintenance of computer systems.

IT technicians, also known as IT technical support officers, monitor and maintain IT systems and networks. They are responsible for solving software and hardware problems for end users and keeping technology accessible at any time to businesses and organisations.

Although they work mainly on-site, IT technicians may be required to resolve computer issues remotely by phone or email.

The IT technician’s duties usually include:
  • installing and configuring computer systems
  • maintaining and testing computer hardware and software
  • diagnosing faults and resolving technical issues
  • troubleshooting and repairing network problems
  • fixing peripherals such as printers and scanners
  • setting up new equipment and updating existing systems
  • carrying out computer equipment inspections to determine electrical safety.
Career Progression

A strong technical background is a good stepping stone and IT technicians may be able to specialise in various areas of the industry such as programming and network engineering.

Large-sized companies and firms often rely on diverse teams to work out different areas of their IT infrastructure therefore experienced technicians could have the opportunity to move into a specialist role.

Progression into senior positions is also possible for qualified IT specialists. From supervising the IT support staff to managing the maintenance schedule throughout the company, the career development prospects are promising.

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Are you interested in computers and passionate about solving problems? The IT technician job might be perfect for you.

If you keep up with all the emerging technological developments and can demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of operating systems, hardware and software, then why not consider pursuing a career in IT support?

IT technician profile
  • You will possess strong interpersonal skills to explain IT problems to non-technical staff.
  • You will be able to prioritise your workload and work under pressure when dealing with many cases.
  • You will normally work 37 to 40 hours a week, being on call and doing shift work, including weekends, when needed.

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The vast majority of companies use IT systems and a qualified IT technician will be always in demand.

Find your way into a technical support job.

Graduates usually kick-start their career by getting certified; it is crucial to demonstrate IT qualifications because employers look for proven knowledge of computer systems.

CompTIA, Microsoft and Cisco offer globally recognised technical certificates and can enhance your career prospects.

Established IT technicians are usually offered the opportunity to undertake further training within their IT department and they often specialise in specific areas.

What is provided though, may not be in line with what you really need to improve your professional development.

Getting a combination of CompTIA, Cisco and Microsoft certifications will always help you stand out from the crowd, now and in the future – whether you’re just starting out, developing your career, or changing direction entirely. 

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IT Technician Career Bundle combines all the courses you will need to gain the knowledge required to start a successful career in IT.

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RECOMMENDED COURSES

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IT Technician Career Bundle combines all the courses you will need to gain the knowledge required to start a successful career in IT.

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