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Could building a computer be called a job?

I'm very passionate about it, but among them, building computers is my favorite because I enjoy putting things together. However, I'm worried that nowadays almost anyone can build a computer by themselves and without their assistance

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Nicholas’s Answer

I think there is still plenty of demand for custom computer builders, both as an individual small business and working for larger companies that do this. I actually just bought a custom machine myself!

You've got a valid concern that people could build their own computers, but I don't think it's such a large percentage of shoppers that the market is going down. In fact, seeing how the computer I bought was so well put together I bet it's a growing field. Major companies like CyberPower PC and iBuyPower are growing and getting better all the time.

Nicholas recommends the following next steps:

Reach out to big companies of computer builders like iBuyPower and CyberPower PC and see what work options they have
Go to your local computer store, big or small, and ask them how they got into the field! You can learn a lot from face-to-face time with folks working in the industry
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Karan’s Answer

Absolutely, this can guide you towards a successful career path. My friend also established their own computer business and excels at it. I recommend that you consider obtaining a certification or a degree in hardware or software.

If you choose to focus on hardware, your existing experience will be beneficial. On the other hand, if you opt for a software degree, you could create an app to assist users in setting up their systems. This path has great potential!
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Nicholas’s Answer

I think being able and having the tech know-how to build a custom computer looks great on a CV (Resume). As far as getting a job doing it, I'm nor sure those jobs exist anymore as they once did in 90s. It's just cheaper for consumers to buy new and more profitable for companies as well. The "tech bench" jobs don't exist anymore. I'm sorry! (If I read and understand your question correctly)
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Yaz’s Answer

That's fantastic that you can build computers! I, for one, can't, and I'm confident many others can't either. I've come across numerous social media posts featuring personalized computer builds (for example, glass cases with vibrant rainbow lighting) where people mention they purchased them from someone else.

Why not showcase your unique creations on platforms like Instagram or TikTok? This could be an excellent opportunity to display your talents and potentially attract individuals interested in custom computers made by you! Possessing the ability to tailor computers is an impressive skill, and as the technology sector grows, your expertise in building can be applied to computer builds and possibly even more.
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Martin’s Answer

Hi, I would suggest to be flexible with your approach. Even though most computers are mass produced nowadays by computer building companies there might be a niche of repairing and flipping laptops that could bring in some income. Additionally, having good understanding of laptop parts might be very useful in many other different careers like computer engineering, programming and electrical engineering since a lot of industrial machines are using computers to operate.
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Hunter’s Answer

I have a similar passion for building PC's and agree putting them together is a blast. I have personally built 4 PCs over the years and enjoyed it every time. I agree with Mr. Franzese in reaching out to the custom PC builders there are other brands like Xidax that cater to the video gamer market. If you like to watch Twitch streamers most have some of their PC specs listed for custom PC builder ideas. In todays markets there are many people who have the skills to build PCs but I think where you could differentiate yourself is in hardware optimization. Yes there are sites like pcbuilder.com where you can see compatibility, but most people don't know how to read the technical specs and determine the optimal combination of parts and the tradeoffs. For example, if people have a budget for a computer that they are trying to build themselves, most don't know where they can skim some costs (i.e. get a cheaper CPU vs GPU). If new technology excites you then I would look into computer engineering where you can be on the cutting edge of computer hardware and potentially design the future of computing.
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Hope’s Answer

Hello! You can certainly use your interest in building PCs into very applicable areas. For example, you can help in being a buyer / sourcing of PCs or PCs parts for a company. Most companies and organizations have a real need for PCs or PC parts so at a minimum having the knowledge of how to build a PC can go a long way and be very helpful for certain Tech / IT hardware related needs.
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Christina’s Answer

Hi Celso, Also, consider roles in drone building/mechanics or 3D printer building/mechanics. These are all growing industries, and they are pretty much computers too.
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Anna’s Answer

Hi Celso,

I agree - building custom computers is fun! But you can also expand this interest to bigger computers. In Cloud infrastructure, lots of really big servers are built to run various larger programs for large companies. If you enjoy building smaller computers, you might want to look into a career were you can work on building the really big systems! These servers require a lot of the same knowledge as the smaller computer. The memory boards and chips are just bigger and more expensive.
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