Central Office Technician, Install and Repair Technician, Service Technician, Telecommunications Technician
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Electronics Technician; Information System Technician; Information Systems Technician; Intelligence Specialist
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What they do:
Install, set up, rearrange, or remove switching, distribution, routing, and dialing equipment used in central offices or headends. Service or repair telephone, cable television, Internet, and other communications equipment on customers' property. May install communications equipment or communications wiring in buildings.
On the job, you would:
Demonstrate equipment to customers and explain its use, responding to any inquiries or complaints.
Test circuits and components of malfunctioning telecommunications equipment to isolate sources of malfunctions, using test meters, circuit diagrams, polarity probes, and other hand tools.
Test repaired, newly installed, or updated equipment to ensure that it functions properly and conforms to specifications, using test equipment and observation.
Engineering and Technology
computers and electronics
Arts and Humanities
thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
Hand and Finger Use
keep your arm or hand steady
hold or move items with your hands
Ideas and Logic
notice when problems happen
make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
listen and understand what people say
communicate by speaking
see hidden patterns
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
You might use software like this on the job:
Analytical or scientific software
Fluke ClearSight Analyzer
Fluke Networks TechAdvisor Field Access System
Education: (rated 3 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or certificate after high school usually needed