Fiber Optics Technicians

Employment for telecommunications line installers and repairers is expected to grow more slowly than the average for all careers through 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The DOL reports that the "growth of the Internet will require more long-distance fiber-optic lines, including interstate and undersea cables." Digital transmissions will soon be the norm for telecommunications—not only do modern offices require data communications systems, but cable companies are investing in fiber optics to offer digital TV and cable, as well as quality phone service. Also, the cost of fiber is dropping, which means more companies will invest in fiber optics. Experienced fiber optics technicians will have the best job prospects.

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