Telecommunications Technician

Code: 49-2022.00

Also known as: Broadband Technician, Central Office Technician, Combination Technician, Customer Service Technician (CST), Field Technician, Install and Repair Technician, Installer, Outside Plant Technician, Service Technician, Telecommunications Technician

Description: Do you watch your favorite television show on your computer? How about your cell phone? The information era has changed the way we view and digest information. In today's fast-paced digital economy, information needs to be relayed in the blink of an eye. Telecommunications Technicians support the infrastructure of the Internet. They install and maintain the lines used to deliver Internet, cable, television and VOIP telephone services to their customers' offices and homes. This job typically requires a minimum of an associate's degree in telecommunications or a related field, but some employers require a bachelor's degree.Telecommunications Technicians generally possess some postsecondary education. However, it is recommended to have a Bachelor's degree and relevant certifications or coursework to stay competitive in this dynamic profession.

Telecommunications Technician

Typical wages

10% $34,690
25% $46,350
Median $61,470
75% $77,210
90% $90,680
10% $16.68
25% $22.28
Median $29.55
75% $37.12
90% $43.6

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 20,900