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Telecommunications Engineering Specialists

General Information


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

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Industry areas

  • Information Technology

Job Outlook

Employment of computer network architects is projected to grow 4 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 11,800 openings for computer network architects are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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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%


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