|Quick Facts: Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers Except Line Installers|
|2010 Median Pay||
$54,710 per year
$26.30 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Postsecondary non-degree award|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|On-the-job Training||Moderate-term on-the-job training|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||194,900|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||15% (About as fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||28,400|
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, also known as telecom technicians, set up and maintain devices or equipment that carry communications signals, connect to telephone lines, or access the Internet.
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers generally work in climate-controlled central offices or electronic service centers. Some workers travel frequently to installation and repair sites, such as homes and offices. Most installers and repairers work full time, and overtime is common.
Postsecondary education in electronics and computer technology is important for telecommunications equipment installers and repairers. For more complex work, a 4-year degree may be the best preparation. Industry certification is required for some positions.
The median annual wage of telecommunications equipment installers and repairers was $54,710 in May 2010.
Employment of telecommunications equipment installers and repairers is expected to grow 15 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Those with postsecondary education and strong customer-service and computer skills will have the best job opportunities.
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