Ranked #11 in U.S. News and World Report Best Jobs 2012. Today's maintenance and repair workers are prepared for solid employment opportunities in sectors ranging from healthcare to automotive manufacturing to government.
The more you learn, the more you earn.
- The annual wage for general maintenance and repair workers is $34,730 per year ($16.70 per hour).
- Employment expected to grow 11% through 2020. Demand will stem from new building and real estate construction.
- Maintenance is big business. Workers held about 1.3 million jobs in 2010.
Your Education is Serious Business
Whether performed by a single employee or by hundreds of teams, it is those skilled workers that keep the world running and are an important part of an organization's vital operations
Nearly every organization from small businesses to the world's largest corporations counts on maintenance workers/managers to create safe and sound facilities from which to run their operations. Plants, offices, infrastructure, buildings and systems must be constructed, installed, maintained and repaired. Consequently, there is always high demand for trained technicians and maintenance workers.
With the right training, you can find employment in almost any industry. Skilled professionals are called on to manage facilities, repair and maintain machines, mechanical equipment and buildings, work on construction projects, plumbing, electrical and air-conditioning and heating systems.
Harper offers individual classes, a series of skill-specific certificates and a degree option that will position you for success and continued growth in this field.
Choose the Degree or Certificate That Meets Your Goal
Harper College Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Apprenticeship
Complete three years of state-of-the-art training, gain hands-on experience, earn your Associate in Applied Science in Manufacturing Technology degree and begin a career as an industrial manufacturing technician.
Harper Career Paths
- Learn how to progress in this field. Includes occupation and wage information