Electronic Service Technicians (household and business equipment) – NOC 2242 SDG

185

Number of People Who Work in this Industry

$47,789

Median Income of People Working in this Occupation

41%

Chance this Occupation Will Be Impacted by Technology in the Next Decade

94.1%

Participation Rate
Percentage of the number of people currently working in the occupation as compared to the total number of people within the occupation as of the week of
May 1 to May 7 2016

4.9%

Unemployment Rate
Percentage of people looking for work as compared to the total number of people in the occupation as of the week of May 1 to May 7 2016 when the unemployment rate in SDG was 5.8%

Education

of People Working in this Occupation

18.8% of the workforce has a secondary school diploma.

56.3% of the workforce has a College, CEGEP or non-university certificate or diploma.

Age of the Workforce

in this Occupation

37.8% of the workforce is age 45 to 64.

Sectors that Employ this Occupation

13% of electronic service technicians work in each of the following sectors: Construction, Retail, Transportation and Warehousing, and Administrative and Support Services.

Employment Outlook

The employment outlook in our region for 2017-2019 is fair. Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.

Projected growth rate in Ontario: Less than or equal to 0%

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What Else Do I Need to Know?

  • The number of businesses operating in the Personal and Household Service sector has grown since 2012.
  • The Employment Outlook for Electronic Service Technicians (Household and Business Equipment) in the Ottawa Economic Region is fair. Increased consumer demand for advanced digital equipment should continue to create opportunities for technicians, especially for those who stay current with technology. However, due to the declining price of electronics as new technology emerges and the speed with which it changes and improves, many people now prefer to replace an electronic device rather than repair it. The number of Employment Insurance claims for this occupation increased during the recession, indicating that it is sensitive to fluctuations in the economy. However, there do not seem to be any long term effects as the number of claims has nearly decreased to pre-recession levels. Employment in this occupation has been growing in recent years and demand has been fairly steady.
  • This occupation offers some self-employment opportunities, as one-sixth of electronic service technicians are self-employed. Most technicians have a college diploma or a high school diploma as their highest level of education, demonstrating limited barriers to entry in this occupation. Although a certificate of qualification is voluntary for electronic service technicians in Ontario, it may be preferred by some employers and could result in increased employment opportunities for those who possess one.
  • For more information directly from local employers about this occupation, click on Household & Personal Services Sector.