Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

General Information

Description

Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit92.63%
  2. Self-employed4.43%
  3. State and local government1.07%
  4. Private, not for profit0.98%
  5. Federal government0.84%

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

Overall employment of line installers and repairers is projected to show little or no change from 2020 to 2030. Despite limited employment growth, about 23,300 openings for line installers and repairers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most 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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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$58,870

State-by-state Salary

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$93,510
$37,700
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 59%
  • Post-secondary certificate 14%
  • Less than high school 13%
  • Some college 12%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Telecommunications
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Computers and Electronics
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security

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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