Cable Television Technicians
Cable television technicians install, inspect, maintain, and repair antennas, cables, and amplifying equipment used in cable television transmission. As of May 2018, there are approximately 232,900 people working as telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, including cable television equipment servicers, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Minimum Education Level
In October 2019, Indeed.com reported the average annual salary for cable television installers was $48,287. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, as of May 2018, the average annual pay for telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, excluding line installers and repairers, was $56,100. Salaries, however, vary based on the type of job done, an employee's experience and education,...
The work is moderately heavy, involving occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds. A large part of the cable television technician's time is spent on ladders and poles or in confined or underground spaces. These activities require care and precision. As with all maintenance work around conductors, there is some danger of electrical shock. The coaxial cables used to transmit television signals are f...
Employment for telecommunications equipment installers and repairers is expected to decline for all occupations through 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). General installation and maintenance work won't be in high demand because many buildings are now prewired and modern telecommunications equipment is sturdier and more reliable than it has been in the past. This development...