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Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Below the statewide median
$19.81 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Well above statewide average
Growth rate:  1%    Read more about outlook

Education:

High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Clean equipment, parts, or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order.
  • Climb equipment or structures to access work areas.
  • Dig holes or trenches.
  • Move large objects using heavy equipment.
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