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BICYCLE REPAIRMAN: It Helps The World Be A Little Bit Better

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Jay shares his story of working in a bicycle co-operative. The co-op allows employees to be part owners of the business which is part bicycle retail store and bicycle repair shop. Jay talks about what a typical day looks like for him, what career he had before coming to work at the store and why he finds this field exciting.

Degree: Microbiological Sciences and Immunology
Job Title: Salesman / Bicycle Repairman
Employer: Missing Link Bicycle Shop

Job Summary: Home Appliance Repairers

Job Description

Home appliance repairers install and repair household appliances, such as refrigerators, microwaves, and washer and dryers.

On-the-Job Training

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Certification Requirement
Required by the National Appliance Service Technician Certification

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$20,000 - $55,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Varies Widely
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Travel, Outdoor, Indoor, Home, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Technical skills, Strength/stamina, People skills, Organizational skills, Hand-eye coordination, Likes working with hands

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
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<span m='13770'>wrenching</span> <span m='14170'>on</span> <span m='14300'>bikes,</span> <span m='15090'>or</span> <span m='15510'>working</span> <span m='16129'>the</span> <span m='16210'>sales</span> <span m='16610'>floor</span> <span m='17090'>across</span> <span m='17400'>the</span> <span m='17460'>street,</span> <span m='17900'>helping</span> <span m='18200'>with</span> <span m='18350'>stocking,</span> <span m='20040'>sales,</span> <span m='22030'>doing</span> <span m='23020'>repairs</span> <span m='23315'>for</span> <span m='23610'>new</span> <span m='23760'>bikes,</span> <span m='24510'>warranty</span> <span m='25230'>issues.</span> <span m='25725'>It's</span> <span m='26220'>a</span> <span m='26310'>lot</span> <span m='26520'>of</span> <span m='26590'>troubleshooting,</span> <span m='27920'>which</span> <span m='28320'>is</span> <span m='28660'>really</span> <span m='29070'>interesting.</span> <span m='30040'>So</span> <span m='30310'>you</span> <span m='30440'>have</span> <span m='30600'>to</span> <span m='31420'>really</span> <span m='33070'>have</span> <span m='33240'>a</span> <span m='33440'>good</span> <span m='33710'>process</span> <span m='34380'>or</span> <span m='35150'>checklist</span> <span m='35780'>for</span> <span m='36110'>getting</span> <span m='36430'>to the</span> <span m='36660'>root</span> <span m='36870'>of</span> <span m='36980'>a</span> <span m='37050'>problem</span> <span m='37630'>and</span> <span m='37780'>addressing</span> <span m='38220'>them</span> <span m='38540'>in</span> <span m='39790'>both</span> <span m='40100'>a</span> <span m='40770'>quick</span> <span m='41010'>way</span> <span m='41370'>and an</span> <span m='41670'>economical</span> <span m='42370'>way</span> <span m='42880'>for</span> <span m='42960'>the</span> <span m='43050'>customer.</span> <span m='44030'>And</span> <span m='44430'>just</span> <span m='44630'>meeting</span> <span m='45090'>their</span> <span m='45390'>needs,</span> <span m='46310'>what</span> <span m='46520'>they</span> <span m='46700'>want,</span> <span m='47270'>and</span> <span m='47870'>how</span> <span m='48030'>they</span> <span m='48210'>want</span> <span m='48530'>their</span> <span m='48900'>bike</span> <span m='49360'>to</span> <span m='49590'>perform</span> <span m='50130'>for</span> <span m='50425'>them.</span> </p><p><span m='50720'>I've</span> <span m='50900'>always</span> <span m='51200'>been</span> <span m='51370'>interested</span> <span m='51800'>in</span> <span m='51920'>bikes</span> <span m='52350'>growing</span> <span m='52620'>up</span> <span m='52740'>as</span> <span m='52850'>a</span> <span m='52950'>kid.</span> <span m='53520'>I</span> <span m='53730'>worked</span> <span m='54040'>in</span> <span m='54150'>bike</span> <span m='54420'>shops</span> <span m='55450'>throughout</span> <span m='55710'>high</span> <span m='55880'>schools</span> <span m='56250'>and</span> <span m='56685'>college.</span> <span m='57600'>And</span> <span m='57750'>then</span> 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