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Telecommunications Line Installers & Repairers

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

What they do:
Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.
On the job, you would:
  • Travel to customers' premises to install, maintain, or repair audio and visual electronic reception equipment or accessories.
  • Inspect or test lines or cables, recording and analyzing test results, to assess transmission characteristics and locate faults or malfunctions.
  • Splice cables, using hand tools, epoxy, or mechanical equipment.

Knowledge

Communications
  • telecommunications
Business
  • customer service
  • management
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • 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

Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
Controlled Movement
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down

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
  • Integrity
  • Independence
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Workforce management system software
Customer relationship management CRM software
Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office software

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
associate's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$52,630
per year, on average
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