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BICYCLE REPAIRMAN, IN-DEPTH: I'm Still Learning Everyday

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Jay goes in-depth with his story of working in an employee-owned co-op specializing in bike sales and repairs. He shares with us what he likes most and finds most challenging about his job, as well as what a person needs to know to be able to find work in a bike repair shop. He also shares what his key decision was to change careers and talks about his work-life balance.

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

Job Summary: Maintenance and Repair Workers, General

Job Description

General maintenance and repair workers maintain and repair machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings. They work on plumbing, electrical, and air-conditioning and heating systems. General maintenance and repair workers often carry out many different tasks in a single day.

On-the-Job Training

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

Licensing requirements vary by state and locality. For more complex tasks, workers may need to be licensed in a particular specialty, such as electrical or plumbing work.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$20,000 - $55,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
5 to 15 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Part-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Hospital / Clinic, Indoor, Office, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Likes working with hands, People skills, Problem solving skills, Technical skills, Hand-eye coordination, Strength/stamina

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</p><p><span m='15440'>I</span> <span m='15650'>think</span> <span m='15930'>the</span> <span m='16190'>key</span> <span m='16390'>decision</span> <span m='16940'>was</span> <span m='17540'>just</span> <span m='17820'>talking</span> <span m='18290'>with</span> <span m='18520'>people</span> <span m='19060'>who</span> <span m='19200'>were</span> <span m='19910'>friends</span> <span m='20370'>of</span> <span m='20420'>mine</span> <span m='20660'>who</span> <span m='20810'>were</span> <span m='20950'>already</span> <span m='21180'>here in</span> <span m='21480'>the</span> <span m='21640'>co-op.</span> <span m='21990'>And</span> <span m='22457'>then</span> <span m='22924'>talking</span> <span m='23391'>with</span> <span m='25260'>friends</span> <span m='25525'>who had</span> <span m='25790'>been</span> <span m='26220'>here for a long</span> <span m='26650'>time and</span> <span m='27080'>so forth</span> <span m='27510'>and</span> <span m='27940'>seeing</span> <span m='28520'>that</span> <span m='28680'>it</span> <span m='28970'>could</span> <span m='29110'>be</span> <span m='29410'>an</span> <span m='29845'>option</span> <span m='30280'>for</span> <span m='30715'>a</span> <span m='31150'>different</span> <span m='31585'>tangent</span> <span m='32020'>in</span> <span m='32520'>my</span> <span m='32650'>life</span> <span m='32920'>or a</span> <span m='33180'>career path.</span> <span m='33440'>I</span> <span m='33880'>think</span> <span m='34120'>you</span> <span m='34290'>need</span> <span m='34530'>to</span> <span m='34640'>have</span> <span m='34870'>just</span> <span m='35630'>the</span> <span m='35810'>right</span> <span m='36660'>personality</span> <span m='37950'>and</span> <span m='38310'>the</span> <span m='39010'>right</span> <span m='39590'>experience</span> <span m='40380'>like</span> <span m='40590'>over</span> <span m='40770'>the</span> <span m='40870'>years,</span> <span m='41960'>understanding</span> <span m='42580'>bicycles</span> <span 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