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Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

Job Information

Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.


  • Earnings are higher in this occupation than in many other occupations that do not require postsecondary education.
  • A growing number of retirements should create very good job opportunities, especially for electrical power-line installers and repairers.
  • Line installers and repairers often work outdoors, and conditions can be hazardous.
  • Most positions require several years of long-term on-the-job training.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $51,720/yr ($25.86/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma