As leading Apple training providers, we often receive queries about the benefits of gaining an Apple repair certification. Besides the joy of repairing beautiful devices, we’re confident that an Apple repair certification will boost your career. In this article we’re going to show you the tangible benefits of Apple repair training.
Career Prospects with Apple Repair Certification
The Apple Certified Macintosh Technician (ACMT) and Apple Certified iOS Technician (ACiT) certifications are required to repair Apple devices under warranty. With the number of Apple devices continuing to grow, the need for this skill is increasing accordingly. This applies to both customer-facing Apple repair businesses and organisations needing to maintain their own devices internally.
Salary Expectations for Apple Technicians
An Apple technician can expect an average salary of £20,000 per year. If you gain the Apple repair certification and become an Apple Genius, that average rises to £28,000. When you diversify your skills further—by becoming an Apple trainer or Apple consultant, for example—that figure can increase.
Without further ado, let’s look at the roles you could win by taking an Apple repair course.
Apple Support Technician at a Business or School
Macs and iOS devices are popular across industries, though particularly in schools and universities. These often prefer to become an Apple Self Servicing Account (SSA), so they can repair their devices in-house. To gain SSA status they need an ACMT or ACiT certified technician. An applicant with these Apple repair certifications is more likely to be hired than one without.
Apple Genius or Technical Expert at an Apple Store
Have you ever been to an Apple Store and thought, “How did they get that job?” The answer is: with Apple repair training. While an Apple Technical Specialist must be ACiT qualified, an Apple Genius must be skilled in both ACMT and ACiT. Of course, these are not everything an Apple Store looks for when hiring. Still they are a distinct advantage for the technical side of these roles.
Apple Technician at an Apple Authorised Service Provider (AASP)
The qualities applicants need here are similar to those needed to work at an Apple Store. However, because AASPs tend to be local businesses, they typically receive fewer applicants than Apple. They may also offer a unique range of services, which means that job descriptions vary from one AASP to another. But as long as Apple repair is in the mix, there are no qualifications more valuable than ACiT and ACMT.