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Telecommunication Jobs

Post by jortigas on Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:34 pm

Telecommunication jobs are involved in processing and auditing company invoices, interacting with vendors, performing tower structural analysis for antenna replacement, leading and monitoring constructions of communication facilities, performing wireless device monitoring and administration, and troubleshoot equipments when they go faulty.

There are several types of telecommunication jobs such as wireless specialist; telecommunications contract specialist, technician, and Telecommunication engineers. They access specific areas to string lines and also install terminal boxes, appliances and auxiliary equipments using bucket trucks or by climbing poles and ladders or entering trenches, or even crawl spaces. They also test and inspect lines and cables, record and analyze test results, assess transmission and locate faults and malfunctions, and measure signal strength and utility poles with the use of test equipments.

Telecommunications jobs also cover pulling up of cables by hand on trucks, setting up service for costumers, connecting, testing, and adjusting equipment. Going to costumer’s place to install, maintain, and repair visual and audio electronic reception accessories. They maintain and clean tools and test equipments. Computing ratio of wires from poles to houses in order assess additional resistance needed for reducing signal to exact levels are also roles of a telecommunication specialist. It is also their responsibility to explain cable services to clients after installation, and collect installation fees that are due. And if there is a need to discontinue or remove telecommunication towers and associated support structures, they participate in doing this. A skill in customer service and supervisory skills are also important.

If you have a strong background in math, engineering or communications in order to get an edge on the competition. Telecommunication jobs require applicants to have extensive training in technologies especially technologies nowadays are constantly changing. Basic skills and knowledge necessary for a career usually last in an average of two to three months and certification programs are rendered that can greatly help trainees who are interested on the job. A 2-year degree program is enough to have a general background in telecommunications basic concept. It is also an advantage if you have a bachelor’s or graduate program in telecommunications that provides specific knowledge and skills. Knowledge in computer software and hardware, software design, data compression, wireless technologies and computer programming are also important skills to obtain. Strong background in engineering, math or communications is considered a plus.

Telecommunication jobs can earn to as much as a median salary of $40-$50 an hour. The applicant who has greater work experience can be expected to earn more than a regular telecommunication specialist. It is also expected that telecommunication careers will increase until the year 2016 according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. So applicants who are interested in this field can take a degree needed and take experience and apply as long as they are qualified according to requirements listed above.

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