With today’s growing advancements in computing technology, the relatively new field of computer repair is enjoying rapid growth. Increasingly, computers are becoming more sophisticated, and are being integrated into virtually every aspect of our daily lives, from the desktop PC we work with, to the smartphones we run our lives on, to the pacemakers we have implanted in faulty hearts.
Computing has its roots in ancient times. A device called the Antikythera mechanism (circa 150 to 100 BC), which was used to calculate astronomical positions, was discovered in a Roman shipwreck off the coast of the Greek island of Antikythera in 1901. This mechanism was well ahead of its time, since similarly complex devices would not be appear for another 1000 years.
Although the technology that led to the creation of the today’s computers has been long established, the field of computer repair really only began with the advent of the PC in the late 1970’s. These days, there are an abundance of institutions offering certification or degree programs in computer repair. After the successful completion of one of these programs, certified computer repair technicians can find work in corporate organizations, service and retail centers, the military, security or law enforcement, health and safety, education, or as a freelance computer repair technician for the private sector.
In spite of the wide variety of careers in this field, all computer repair technicians perform the same processes to complete tasks that can range from simply adjusting one or two settings, to installing software packages or overhauling a complete system, and these measures can encompass literally every part of the computer.
Since we continue to make advances in computing, computer repair is one career field that will no doubt continue to grow.