|Quick Facts: Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers Except Line Installers|
|2012 Median Pay||
$54,530 per year
$26.22 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, 2012||217,200|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||4% (Slower than average)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||8,400|
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. They also work in the homes and offices of customers. Some technicians must travel frequently to installation and repair sites. Most technicians work full time.
Telecom technicians typically need some postsecondary education in electronics, telecommunications, or computer technology, and receive on-the-job training. Industry certification is required for some positions.
The median annual wage for telecommunications equipment installers and repairers was $54,530 in May 2012.
Employment of telecommunications equipment installers and repairers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Candidates with a 2-year degree and strong customer-service and computer skills will have the best job prospects.
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