Freelance Technical Support Technicians work with organizations, vendors or companies that provide third-party contract technical support. Whether in-house or outsourced, the technician provides primary point-of-contact assistance when a problem arises. Apart from solving complicated issues, technicians create manuals and other documentation intended to guide users in the use of new hardware and software. Regardless of client and customer needs, support technicians should be willing and able to stay abreast of new computing technologies.

Operating systems remain an essential element of an organization’s computing. The Technical Support Technician plays a pivotal role in maintaining client computers. The technician must have a good knowledge of all deployed operating systems in the client network. Technicians must have experience with updating customer operating systems and quickly attend to any related issues.

This professional must possess a bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, electronics or telecommunications. Relevant work experience provides an added advantage.