$79,220 earning potential
Telecommunication line installers install and repair a variety of communication cables both inside and between buildings. They are responsible for terminating complex cable runs at customer demarcation points and splicing together cables to distribute services through buildings or neighborhoods.
You like keeping up with the latest technology
You’re a problem solver
You’re not an “office person”
You have a steady hand
You’re a people person
INSTALLATION & REPAIR LEAD TECHNICIAN
High school: Bay High School
Where I trained: Arkansas State University–Newport
What I Earned: Associate of Applied Science in General Technology with an emphasis in Telecommunications
Employer: Ritter Communications in Jonesboro
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One perk I love about my job is the freedom I have. I get a list of jobs and I am expected to do them, but I don’t have someone watching over me all the time. …every job I go to is different. You never get stuck doing the same job… I could be splicing fiber to activate services for someone or working on an outage."
"The main thing that someone who is considering this job would need is a good work ethic. This field is changing all of the time. Technology gets a little more advanced all of the time. You have to be able to adapt to the changes."
"We have many options for progressing in our field. I started out as an installer and worked my way up to a service tech. I am now the lead install and repair technician. I feel that as long as you keep putting in effort and are willing to learn, you can advance in this field."