On average, computer repairs can take anywhere from a few hours to two or three weeks. Factors such as scheduling or the availability of parts can cause the repair process to take longer. Fortunately, there are services that can help speed up the process. For computers with few problems, the entire checklist can be completed in one or two days.
For computers with viruses and multiple issues, it may take three to five days. Every computer is unique and requires a different amount of time for repair. There is no way to predict what problems a computer will have and how long it will take to fix them. It usually takes between one and four years to become a computer technician after high school.
Depending on the post-secondary education or certifications you earn, it may take more or less time. You can enroll in a computer repair certification program or computer repair and support certification program. Some schools offer certification programs that prepare you for the CompTIA A+ certification, which is designed for computer support technicians. Most certification programs take about six months to complete; some can take up to a year.