People working in this job keep the world’s elevators and escalators in good repair. Duties might include installing equipment, troubleshooting problems and doing preventative maintenance.
You’ll probably need a high school diploma. After that, you’ll have a four- to five-year apprenticeship program to complete. In Quebec and Alberta, a trade certification is also needed.
The median salary for elevator mechanics is $81,000.
This field has been on a growth tear, with 83% more people working as elevator mechanics than there were five years ago. By 2024, however, the government predicts there will be an equal number of jobs and people looking for work.
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