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Telecommunications Engineering Specialists

General Information

Description

Design or configure wired, wireless, and satellite communications systems for voice, video, and data services. Supervise installation, service, and maintenance.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit78.21%
  2. State and local government8.01%
  3. Private, not for profit7.39%
  4. Self-employed3.23%
  5. Federal government3.17%

Industry areas

  • Information Technology

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+4%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$126,900

Military salary*

$69,792

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State-by-state Salary

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$163,850
$67,290
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Post-secondary certificate 23%
  • Bachelor's degree 19%
  • Some college 14%
  • Associate's degree 14%
  • Post baccalaureate 14%
  • High school 4%
  • Master's degree 4%
  • First professional degree 4%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.
  • Enterprising — You have an interest in managing, negotiating and marketing, or leading and advising others.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.

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Knowledge

  • Telecommunications
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Mathematics

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