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Line Installers and Cable Splicers
You'll need math courses (especially algebra and trigonometry)
to prepare for the technical nature of this career. While in high
school you should also take any shop classes that will teach you
the principles of electricity and how to work with it. In addition,
you will benefit from taking any classes that deal with electricity
at a vocational or technical college in your area. Other high
school shop classes, such as machinery, will give you the
opportunity to work with tools and improve your hand-eye
coordination. Science classes that involve lab work will also be
beneficial. Take computer classes so that you will be able to use
this tool in your professional life. Because you may be frequently
interacting with customers, take English, speech, and other courses
that will help you develop communication skills.
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