Telecommunications Engineering Specialists

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Communications Engineer, Engineer, Infrastructure Engineer, Telecommunications Consultant (Telecom Consultant)

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What they do:
Design or configure wired, wireless, and satellite communications systems for voice, video, and data services. Supervise 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.



  • 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


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



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things


  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem


People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Initiative
  • Stress Tolerance


You might use software like this on the job:

Operating system software

  • Microsoft Windows Server Hot Technology
  • Shell script Hot Technology

Project management software

  • Microsoft Project Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Teams Hot Technology

Electronic mail software

  • IBM Notes
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology


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