Telecommunications Employment Information
Telecommunications Industry Overview
The work you do in a telecommunications job keeps everyone connected via phone, voice over IP, videoconference, digitally, and across internal and external networks. Telecom workers configure, install, test, troubleshoot and maintain systems; manage projects; and train users. Other telecommunications jobs involve adding, moving or changing a system’s users or solving users’ technical problems.
Telecommunications Job Market
Telecommunications job opportunities for equipment installers and repairers will grow 15 percent from 2010 to 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That’s about average. Demand will hold steady because new technology is always being launched, which keeps telecom technicians busy. However, growth in telecommunications employment in the maintenance sector may decline because the latest technology is very reliable.
The BLS says central office, PBX installer and headend technician jobs will be easier to find than station installer and repairer jobs because buildings are now prewired and wireless technology is reducing the need for installation and repair work.
Network and computer systems administrator jobs will grow faster than average -- 28 percent from 2010 to 2020, the BLS says. That’s because organizations are investing in new technology and mobile networks.
A training certificate or associate’s degree is usually required for a telecommunications technician job. Central office technicians and headend technicians increasingly need a bachelor’s degree. Employers typically provide on-the-job training as well, and may also send workers to education or training programs run by manufacturers.
Telecommunications careers that require analytical skills, such as network manager, telecommunications analyst or telecommunications project manager, most often call for a bachelor’s degree, although some companies will accept a two-year degree or work experience combined with certification.
Certifications in telecommunications are issued by manufacturers and trade associations and vary by specialty.
The median salary for network and computer systems administrators was $70,970 in 2011 -- among the highest in the industry, the BLS says. The top 10 percent earned $112,210. The median salary for telecommunications equipment installers and repairers was $53,960, according to the BLS. Telecom line installers and repairers earned a median of $51,720.
Job Description SUMMARY: Company seeks Telecommunications Mechanics II to provide technical support and be responsible for overall maintenance and repairs of Base Telecommunications Services (BTS) at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, Arizona. The Telecommunications Mechanic II installs, tests, troubleshoots, programs, maintains, and repairs digital switching equipment, Audix voice mail system, attenda...
Job Description SUMMARY: Company seeks Telecommunications Mechanics I to provide technical support and assist with overall maintenance and repairs of Base Telecommunications Services (BTS) at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, Arizona. The Telecommunications Mechanic I installs, tests, troubleshoots, programs, maintains, and repairs digital switching equipment, Audix voice mail system, attendant consol...
SUMMARY: Company seeks Telecommunications Mechanics II to provide technical support and be responsible for overall maintenance and repairs of Base Telecommunications Services (BTS) at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, Arizona. The Telecommunications Mechanic II installs, tests, troubleshoots, programs, maintains, and repairs digital switching equipment, Audix voice mail system, attendant consoles, powe...
SUMMARY: Company seeks Telecommunications Mechanics I to provide technical support and assist with overall maintenance and repairs of Base Telecommunications Services (BTS) at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, Arizona. The Telecommunications Mechanic I installs, tests, troubleshoots, programs, maintains, and repairs digital switching equipment, Audix voice mail system, attendant consoles, power and rin...
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The Team Leader provides leadership and direction to a Global Telecommunication and Network team responsible for multiple complex projects, delivering superior customer service and execution of the department's strategic operating plan. IT Team Leaders are recognized as technical experts in one or more IT disciplines with solid team management skills. The size and range of the group will var...
Job Description SUMMARY: Company seeks Project Manager to provide oversight and be responsible for overall performance of Base Telecommunications Services (BTS) at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, Arizona. Operations include, but are not limited to, contract compliance, manpower/personnel, work orders, budget and billing. Successful individual will be service oriented and have a strong motivation to ...
Job Description SUMMARY: The Switch Technician installs, tests, troubleshoots, programs, maintains, and repairs digital switching equipment, power and ringing relay racks, miscellaneous telephone, radio, fire alarms, intrusion alarms, and computer data circuits and related apparatus required in the central switching office. This worker analyzes system failures and other unusual system occurrences...
Job Description SUMMARY: The Cable Splicer installs, maintains, repairs, and modifies cable systems in various assigned locations for Davis-Monthan AFB. The Cable splicer uses engineered drawings, statements of work, and technical manuals to determine requirements for underground, buried, and aerial cable systems, prepares and installs distribution equipment, terminates tip cables on main distrib...
DescriptionIN AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE A MORE HEALTHY, SAFE AND SATISFYING ENVIRONMENT TO OUR EMPLOYEES, INDIVIDUALS TO WHOM JOB OFFERS ARE EXTENDED MAY UNDERGO NICOTINE TESTING AS A PART OF THE PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS. To effectively handle communications and codes through the switchboard and to relay calls and messages to the proper person or department using a pleasant, clear phone voice and proper ...
Telecommunications Technician Dairyland Power Cooperative, an electric utility headquartered in La Crosse, WI, seeks individual to install, calibrate, and repair telecommunications equipment (mobile radios, microwave communications equipment, etc.). Qualifications: Associate degree in communications-related field plus 3 years experience in communication equipment maintenance, repair, and installat...
Telecommunications Technician Dairyland Power Cooperative, an electric utility headquartered in La Crosse, WI, seeks individual to install, calibrate, and repair telecommunications equipment (mobile radios, microwave communications equipment, etc.). Qualifications: Associate degree in communications-related field plus 3 years experience in communication equipment maintenance, repair, and install...
Huge Telecommunications company in the heart of Broward needs multiple Project Managers! The primary function Project Manager is to lead clients through our proprietary consulting process. The Project Manager works closed with the sales team to ensure necessary data is collected, maintains the schedule, and includes the necessary resources. Qualifications and Experience -Bachelor’s degree -Exce...
NOW HIRING FOR TOP TELECOMUNICATIONS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY IN EAST BAY/SOUTH BAY MARKET HP Communications, Inc. is seeking qualified personnel for Construction Coordinator/Construction Inspector Required: Minimum 5 years OSP Telecom Construction Management experience, field knowledge and industry experience with local municipalities. Computer skills a plus. Reply with resume. Salary based on exp...
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This position is responsible for ensuring the integrity and operation of St. Louis County's enterprise telecom infrastructure is maintained and fully operational. The primary telecom infrastructure systems include Avaya Communications Manager 5&6, Aura Messaging, Netra Call Management System, Intuity/Audix Interactive Voice Response, and Contact Center Control Manager. Qualified applicants will p...
We currently have an opening for a Wireless Telecom field technician working on cell sites for a major carrier. Ideal candidate will have understanding of all components of a GSM network, including T-1 architecture and microwave theory. If interested, please send resume to ***** $500 bonus to any referrals. Responsibilities for the Telecommunications Technician Isolate a...
Ideal candidate will demonstrate strong experience with account sales, setup, and management in a telecommunications offerings from major vendors (Verizon, Sprint, Time Warner), and have demonstrated experience with business development to include marketing, communications, and sales of telecommunications offerings. Support will be to a Federal government office. Education and Training: College ...
The Telecommunications Analyst is responsible for managing the telecom services for our clients. Responsibilities include: Processing moves, Adds, changes, upgrades, technology migrations for all of our clients telecommunications services. Vendor escalations. Review and audit of telecom invoices. Custom reports and special projects. Correcting, reducing and negotiating telecom expenses. Mana...
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Telecommunications Help Desk Analyst
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Telecommunications Help Desk Analyst
Analyzes telephone help desk operation to ensure efficient response to customer inquires.
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Establishes service by walking callers through new installations and configurations.
Resolves issues by researching documentation; troubleshooting hardware, software, or feature problem; guiding client through corrective steps; escalating problems to second level; tracking status of problems and solutions.
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