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Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers

Job Information

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.


  • Little or no change in employment is projected.
  • Job opportunities vary by specialty; good opportunities are expected for central office installers and repairers, but station installers and repairers can expect keen competition.
  • Applicants with computer skills and postsecondary electronics training should have the best opportunities.
  • Repairers may be on-call around the clock in case of emergencies; therefore, night, weekend, and holiday hours are common.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $53,960/yr ($26.98/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Some college, no degree