Telephone and PBX Installers and Repairers

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 209,350 radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers are employed in the United States. 

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Cable Splicers, Line Repairers, Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Station Installers, Systems Technicians
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 are available throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Previous experience with electronics and computer technology recommended
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 Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Supervisor
  • Installer-Repairer
  • PBX Repairer
  • PBX Installer or Telephone Repairer
  • Telephone Installer

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