|Quick Facts: Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers|
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers set up and maintain devices that carry communications signals.
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers generally work in central offices or electronic service centers. They also work in the homes and offices of customers. Some technicians travel frequently to installation and repair sites.
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers typically need postsecondary education in electronics, telecommunications, or computer technology. They also receive on-the-job training.
Employment of telecommunications equipment installers and repairers is projected to decline 6 percent from 2018 to 2028. Consumers increasingly demand wireless and mobile services, which often require less installation. Candidates with a 2-year degree and strong customer-service skills should have the best job prospects.
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