Provide technical assistance to computer users. Answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, or via telephone or electronically. May provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems.
- Automatic Data Processing Customer Liaison (ADP Customer Liaison)
- Call Center Manager
- Call Center Supervisor
- Call Center Support Representative
- Computer Customer Support Specialist
- Computer Hardware Technician
- Computer Help Desk Representative
- Computer Help Desk Specialist
- Computer Instructor
- Computer Lab Assistant
- Answer user inquiries regarding computer software or hardware operation to resolve problems.
- Oversee the daily performance of computer systems.
- Read technical manuals, confer with users, or conduct computer diagnostics to investigate and resolve problems or to provide technical assistance and support.
- Set up equipment for employee use, performing or ensuring proper installation of cables, operating systems, or appropriate software.
- Develop training materials and procedures, or train users in the proper use of hardware or software.
- Refer major hardware or software problems or defective products to vendors or technicians for service.
- Modify and customize commercial programs for internal needs.
- Enter commands and observe system functioning to verify correct operations and detect errors.
- Inspect equipment and read order sheets to prepare for delivery to users.
- Maintain records of daily data communication transactions, problems and remedial actions taken, or installation activities.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: RIC.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Investigative and Conventional environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Working Conditions and Achievement in their jobs.
- Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Telecommunications - Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
- Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
In 2018, the average annual wage in Ohio was $50,180 with most people making between $29,460 and $74,630
During 2016, this occupation employed approximately 18,740 people in Ohio. It is projected that there will be 19,440 employed in 2026.
This occupation will have about 70 openings due to growth and about 1,370 replacement openings for approximately 1,440 total annual openings.
This occupation requires a Gold certificate
- Industrial Safety and Health Engineers
- Electrical Engineering Technicians
- Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
- Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
- Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
- Neurodiagnostic Technologists
- Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
- Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
- Police Identification and Records Officers
- Medical Appliance Technicians