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Agricultural Equipment Technician


An Agricultural Equipment Technician is a program that is designed to teach a person how to repair power driven farm equipment and any of the associated attachments. After completing the program a student can expect to know how to: service advanced hydraulic systems, service anti-lock brake systems, service advanced steering systems, service gas or diesel engines and many other tasks related to farm equipment.

Some of the main components of the program will consists of learning occupational skills, learning the different types of equipment that is actively used on a farm, and learning all about the electrical and drive train systems of generally used equipment. The Agricultural Equipment Technician program will generally take 4 years to complete.

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Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers
Wage: $53,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 4.3%
Self Employed: 18.5%
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Employed Part Time: 10.1%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers
Wage: $50,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 4.3%
Self Employed: 0.0%
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%
Employed Part Time: 0.0%

Education Requirements:
Postsecondary vocational award
Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians and Mechanics
Wage: $47,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 12.3%
Self Employed: 5.0%
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Employed Part Time: 2.3%

Education Requirements:
Long-term on-the-job training
Agricultural Equipment Operators
Wage: $23,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -5.0%
Self Employed: 0.2%
Unemployment Rate: 10.9%
Employed Part Time: 14.7%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training