A Computer Repair can be needed at any moment. A crash can happen for apparently no reason, a hard drive can fail and power supplies can seize up. As a computer user, you may pick up a few tricks, but aside from rebooting the system once and a while and backing up your files; you may not have had to do much to truly fix your computer. Repairing a computer takes a bit more training to do it right. That training can be someone helping you learn ways to fix simple things, but there are classes that you can take to learn more, as well. What that means is if something bongs when it should beep or you get the dreaded blue screen and nothing you do seems to fix it, then you'll probably need to enlist computer repair services for help.
Electronics and computer supply stores like Best Buy and even Staples offer computer repair services. You can choose to drop off the computer at the store or use their in-home option. If you choose an in-home option, you'll have to schedule an appointment. They usually charge by the hour, but will let you know what the repair is going to require from parts to the time it should take for it to be done; all before the work is completed. If you purchased the computer from the chain store, then you may have a repair plan that you've paid for or you may get a discount because you've bought it there. Finding a computer repair shop that is not a chain is also an option for repair. You can get an estimate from them before you have the repair done, as well. That way you'll know the full cost without any surprises.
If you are interested in working more extensively with computers, there are all different niches to get into like programming, teaching and of course, repair. There are training programs that vary in length and focus. From certification programs that are a year or less to complete, to associates degrees, bachelor and masters degrees, there are classes that are designed for the casual student that just wants to learn some new skills and those serious about becoming a computer professional. Doing a search for the one that fits your needs is a good way to start.
Once you have the training you can search for computer repair jobs. Working for one of the chain stores like Best Buy or Staples can provide a stable retail environment to work in and experience as you work on a variety of computer problems. The drawback might be that you will be paid from the store and not the client directly, which means if the repair costs a hundred dollars, you still only get your hourly wage. If you truly love the work and are able to invest in a business, then you may want to open your own shop and then you'll be the one offering computer repair jobs to others.
Computer Repair is a field that has many opportunities and as technology grows, it breaks and is need of repair. Some repairs are simple and can be done by the user, but others need to be done by a repair person. Whether that person is a tech that works in a chain store or from the local computer shop, getting an estimate of the work that needs to be completed is recommended. So, when your computer makes an odd sound or doesn't work properly, getting a repair before it gets more serious can save you money and your data.