Telephone and PBX Installers and Repairers

Worker Repairs Telephone Lines

Telephone and private branch exchange (PBX) installers and repairers install, service, and repair telephone and PBX systems in customers' homes and places of business. Approximately 219,100 radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers are employed in the United States. 

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Cable Splicers, Installers and Repairers, Line Repairers, Station Installers, Systems Technicians, Telecommunications Equipment
Duties Install, service, and repair telephone and PBX systems
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Previous experience required
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Hands On
  • Technical
  • Computer
  • Interpersonal
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Decline
Career Ladder
  • Supervisor
  • Installer-Repairer
  • PBX Repairer
  • PBX Installer or Telephone Repairer
  • Telephone Installer

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