Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers

General Information

Description

Install, set up, rearrange, or remove switching, distribution, routing, and dialing equipment used in central offices or headends. Service or repair telephone, cable television, Internet, and other communications equipment on customers' property. May install communications equipment or communications wiring in buildings.

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Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of telecommunications equipment installers and repairers is projected to decline 3 percent from 2019 to 2029. Employment is projected to decline in telecommunications, the industry that employs most of these workers. Consumers increasingly demand wireless and mobile services, which often require less installation, instead of landline-based services. This shift in demand means that telecommunications companies are expected to require fewer telecommunications equipment installers.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$57,910

Military salary*

$55,760

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State-by-state Salary

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$88,980
$29,840
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 43%
  • Post-secondary certificate 21%
  • Bachelor's degree 17%
  • Some college 10%
  • Associate's degree 7%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

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

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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