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Line Installers and Cable Splicers

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Line installers and cable splicers construct, maintain, and repair the vast network of wires and cables that transmit electric power and voice, video, and Internet communications services to commercial and residential customers. Line construction and cable splicing is a vital part of the communications system. Workers are involved in linking electricity between generation plants and homes and other buildings; providing land-line, cellular, and Internet-based phone service to customers; and bringing cable television stations and Internet connections to residences and other locations. There are approximately 221,740 line installers and cable splicers working in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

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Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Hands On

Technical

Career Ladder
Foremen or Line Crew Supervisor

Line Installer

Cable Splicer

Helper, or Trainee, or Ground Worker

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