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Elevator Installers and Repairers

Employment Prospects


Approximately 27,000 elevator installers and repairers are employed in the United States and contractors specializing in work with elevators employ the majority. Other elevator installers and repairers work for one of the more than 60 large elevator manufacturers such as Otis Elevator Company or Thyssenkrupp Elevator, for government agencies, or for small, local elevator maintenance contractors. Some larger institutions (such as hospitals, which run 24 hours a day) employ their own elevator maintenance and repair crews. Few elevator installers and repairers are self employed.

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