Telecomm Equip Install/RepairerPrint
TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT INSTALLERS/REPAIRERS set up, rearrange, or remove switching and dialing equipment used in homes, businesses, and in central offices. They install telephone or digital subscriber line (DSL) services; test and maintain the services; install cable TV systems. They test circuits and lines of broken equipment to find problems. They fix broken equipment such as defective and damaged telephones and wires.
Salary, Size & Growth
- $51,000 average per year ($24.50 per hour)
- A large occupation (346,400 workers in 2010)
- Expected to not change (0.0% per year)
Most employers prefer applicants for TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT INSTALLER/REPAIRER positions with post-secondary training in electronics. Familiarity with computers is also important. Training sources include 2- and 4-year college programs in electronics or communications, trade schools, and training provided by equipment and software manufacturers. Military experience with communications equipment is highly valued by many employers.