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Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers In Demand

General Information

Description

Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit89.21%
  2. Self-employed6.87%
  3. Private, not for profit1.77%
  4. State and local government1.28%
  5. Federal government0.81%

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

Industry areas

  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+6%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$60,580

State-by-state Salary

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$97,340
$30,400
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Education & Interests

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%

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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.

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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

Knowledge

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

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