Job prospects Electronics Technician - Household And Business Equipment near Rimouski (QC)
Explore current and future job prospects for Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment) near Rimouski (QC). These trends also apply to people working as an electronics technician - household and business equipment.
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Balanced labour market
The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.
The employment outlook will be good for Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment) (NOC 2242) in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region for the 2019-2021 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
- Several positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
A Diploma of Vocational Studies in audio video appliance repair, in technical services for office automation equipment, in security system maintenance and installation, or an Attestation of Vocational Studies in computer systems networking and telecommunications are usually required for entering this occupation. A college diploma in electronics or computer science is a definite asset, as is bilingualism. In general, employers are looking for people with a few years of experience and the ability to work in a team, who are autonomous, resourceful, rigorous, have attention to detail, an analytical mind, adaptability, problem-solving skills, the ability to read drawings and programming skills, as well as a valid driver's license.
These workers work mainly in the tertiary sector, including trade, repair and maintenance of electronic equipment, management and administrative services, as well as professional, scientific and technical services. These latest services, whose dynamic is supported by business investment and government policies such as the Québec government's Digital Economy Action Plan, point to interesting prospects. In addition, an increased need for security is also driving growth in the installation and maintenance of alarm systems. Moreover, the high demand for a multitude of new household appliances using electronic components also favors the use of this workforce, as does the installation and maintenance of office equipment, photocopiers, computers, peripherals and vending machines.
Here are some key facts about Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment) in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region:
- Approximately 220 people work in this occupation.
- Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment) mainly work in the following sectors:
- Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 24%
- Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 22%
- Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 16%
- Educational services (NAICS 61): 14%
- Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 11%
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