Digital Camera Repair Technician

Clean and service high-tech photography equipment.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $65,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Digital Camera Repair Technicians do?

Just like regular cameras (or any piece of technology for that matter), digital cameras aren’t perfect and occasionally break. Your job as a Digital Camera Repair Technician is to fix them. You do every step of the process, from ordering parts to letting the client know that their camera is fixed.

The work you do as a Digital Camera Repair Technician is all about making a camera run as flawlessly as possible. You replace parts, upgrade existing ones, and make personalized modifications—your clients dictate what exactly it is you’ll be doing. Since you need to talk with them to find out what they want, Digital Camera Repair Technicians are going to need great communication and customer service skills.

The first thing you do after a client brings a camera in is run a series of diagnostic tests. Once you know what’s wrong, you can then give your recommendations.

Although you know a lot about a variety of cameras, you still need to be able to read and understand blueprints. This way, when you’re installing a part, you can do it quickly and correctly the first time, instead of guessing and then finding out you were wrong. This skill also comes in handy when you need to answer questions regarding the mechanics of cameras from customers who call in, and give suggestions for making small improvements.

Without the correct tools and parts, you can’t fix anything, so keeping supplies stocked is important. You place orders with vendors, keep track of shipments, and search for any specialized parts you might need.

Should I be a Digital Camera Repair Technician?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Camera Repair Technician, Camera Technician, Cinetechnician, Clock Repair Technician See More

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