Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+9.2% (as fast as the average)


Roadtrip Nation Leaders in This Career

What Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers Do

Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.

Other Job Titles Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers May Have

Combination Technician, Installation and Repair Technician (I and R Technician), Lineman, Service Technician

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Field Technician ,

Charter Spectrum Communication Services

I wake up early and go out to houses that need fixing.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Set up service for customers, installing, connecting, testing, or adjusting equipment.
  • Travel to customers' premises to install, maintain, or repair audio and visual electronic reception equipment or accessories.
  • Measure signal strength at utility poles, using electronic test equipment.
  • Inspect or test lines or cables, recording and analyzing test results, to assess transmission characteristics and locate faults or malfunctions.
  • Splice cables, using hand tools, epoxy, or mechanical equipment.

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