Cable Television Technicians

Employment for telecommunications equipment installers and repairers is expected to increase by 15 percent or about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. This trend should add 28,400 jobs for cable televsion technicians. High-speed Internet access through cable lines, digital television programming during that period. the addition of telephone services, and increased customer demand for more and improved services should all help contribute to employment growth in this field. Cable companies will need technicians to install additional fiber optic cables, work with new technologies that increase cable line capacities and capabilities, and maintain the systems. In addition, installation of systems may become more time consuming as customers personalize their selection of services for their various needs. This will also create a demand for technicians. Those with strong technical skills should have good employment opportunities.

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