Telecommunications Line Installers & Repairers

Also called: Combination Technician, Installation and Repair Technician (I & R Technician), Lineman, Service Technician,



What they do:
Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.
On the job, you would:
  • Set up service for customers, installing, connecting, testing, or adjusting equipment.
  • Travel to customers' premises to install, maintain, or repair audio and visual electronic reception equipment or accessories.
  • Measure signal strength at utility poles, using electronic test equipment.

Knowledge

Communications
  • telecommunications
  • multimedia
Business
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Workforce management system software

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
  • high school diploma/GED
  • certificate after high school
usually needed

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$56,750
$32,590
$94,880

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What they do:
Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.

On the job, you would:
  • Set up service for customers, installing, connecting, testing, or adjusting equipment.
  • Travel to customers' premises to install, maintain, or repair audio and visual electronic reception equipment or accessories.
  • Measure signal strength at utility poles, using electronic test equipment.

KNOWLEDGE

Communications
  • telecommunications
  • multimedia
Business
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

ABILITIES

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Workforce management system software

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
  • high school diploma/GED
  • certificate after high school
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$56,750
$32,590
$94,880

EXPLORE MORE