Sports Equipment Repairer

Repair and replace sporting and athletic equipment.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $62,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Sports Equipment Repairers do?

Repairs and replaces sporting and athletic equipment, such as fishing tackle, tennis rackets, or archery equipment: Restrings tennis rackets with animal gut or synthetic string. Replaces defective parts of fishing tackle, such as reels and rods. Replaces metal points on arrow shafts. Refinishes surfaces of sporting and athletic equipment with lacquer or paint. May carve wooden parts for sporting and athletic equipment, using handtools and powered woodworking tools. May make new gun stocks and pistol grips. May reglue and rewind bamboo sections of fly rods. May rewind shafts of bows and arrows. May be designated according to type of sporting or athletic equipment repaired as Archery-Equipment Repairer; Fishing-Tackle Repairer; Football-Pad Repairer; Tennis-Racket Repairer.

Should I be a Sports Equipment Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Archery-Equipment Repairer, Aviation Safety Equipment Technician

    How to Become a
    Sports Equipment Repairer

    Sports Equipment Repairers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Sports Equipment Repairer-related education!
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