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Telecommunications Engineering Specialists

Also called: Communications Engineer, Engineer, Infrastructure Engineer, Telecommunications Consultant (Telecom Consultant)

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What they do:
Design or configure voice, video, and data communications systems. Supervise installation and post-installation service and maintenance.
On the job, you would:
  • Consult with users, administrators, and engineers to identify business and technical requirements for proposed system modifications or technology purchases.
  • Implement system renovation projects in collaboration with technical staff, engineering consultants, installers, and vendors.
  • Keep abreast of changes in industry practices and emerging telecommunications technology by reviewing current literature, talking with colleagues, participating in educational programs, attending meetings or workshops, or participating in professional organizations or conferences.

Knowledge

Communications
  • telecommunications
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it
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
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Operating system software
  • Linux Hot Technology
  • UNIX Hot Technology
Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft SQL Server Hot Technology
  • Structured query language SQL Hot Technology
Network monitoring software
  • Nagios Hot Technology
  • Wireshark Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$112,690
$64,770
$168,390
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