Also called: Communications Specialist, Flight Communications Specialist, Radio Electronics Officer (REO), Radio Operator
What they do:Receive and transmit communications using radiotelephone equipment in accordance with government regulations. May repair equipment.
On the job, you would:
- Monitor emergency frequencies to detect distress calls and respond by dispatching emergency equipment.
- Communicate with receiving operators to exchange transmission instructions.
- Operate radio equipment to communicate with ships, aircraft, mining crews, offshore oil rigs, logging camps and other remote operations.
- customer service
- administrative services
Safety and Government
- public safety and security
- law and government
Engineering and Technology
- computers and electronics
- talking to others
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- listen and understand what people say
- communicate by speaking
- pay attention to something without being distracted
- do two or more things at the same time
Hearing and Speech
- recognize spoken words
- speak clearly
Ideas and Logic
- notice when problems happen
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
- Self Control
- Stress Tolerance
You might use software like this on the job:
Electronic mail software
- Email software
Office suite software