Telecomm Equip Install/Repairer


Work Tasks

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

Entry Requirements

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.