North Carolina Telecommunications Technical Schools:

A career in telecommunications installation and repair will require post-secondary education in electronics and computer technology. A minimum of an Associate's degree is needed, and a four-year Bachelors degree is most desirable, especially for more complex work. The field of telecommunications technology is rapidly expanding.

Career Opportunities & Compensation in North Carolina

To keep up with the pace, telecom technicians need continuous training. Most employers prefer candidates with a higher degree in electronics. These job seekers will need to be very familiar with computers. Some positions will also require industry certification. Software and equipment manufacturers can offer training classes, hands-on experience and equipment manuals.

Education and training requirements are highest for central office technicians and commercial communication system employees. Station installers and repairers can get by with less training. Industry certification is required for some positions. Trained and certified telecom workers can expect to fill positions at a current job growth rate of 15 percent, which is about as fast as average. The tasks they perform vary, depending on their specialization and job location. The following list names some common telecommunication duties available as jobs in the North Carolina cities of Charlotte, Raleigh, Winston Salem and Greensboro. These workers will earn a median income of $26.30 per hour or $54,710 annually.

  • Central office technicians- set up, maintain switches, fiber optic cables, routers and more at central offices called switching hubs
  • Head-end technicians- perform same duties as central office but at cable and TV distribution centers
  • PBX installers and repairers- set up and service private branch exchange switchboards. Connect telecom equipment to cables
  • Station installers and repairers- set up and repair equipment in homes and businesses

Telecommunication installers and repairers may work in offices, buildings under construction or in private homes. Duties may include but are not limited to setting up, rearranging or replacing dialing and routing equipment. They may perform equipment maintenance including wiring and phone jacks. They may be required to repair damaged or malfunctioning parts. They will need to test newly installed or repaired equipment or modify equipment to improve performance. They will also be expected to be able to demonstrate and explain how to use equipment to customers.  View all North Carolina technical schools.  

Technical Schools Guide makes finding the right North Carolina Telecommunications Technical Schools simple. We list both large and small Technical Colleges throughout the United States. Whether you are planning on attending a 2-year college, 4-year college, vocational college, purely technical college, or just single college courses, the listings above should contain each type of trade school, college, or university. Financial aid is available for many of these colleges but visitors will need to contact each school directly to get assistance. Technical Schools Guide does not maintain specific course, tuition, application, accredation or records of information on specific schools. All inquiries should be made directly with such schools. All information contained above is believed to be accurate and reputable. If a discrepancy is found, please contact the Technical Schools Guide staff by clicking on the "contact us" link below. We are also able to update college information and locations through this contact address. Featured listings on Technical Schools Guide are generally for-profit school listings. These listings help pay for bandwidth and maintenance of the Technical Schools Guide site. Thanks for visiting Technical Schools Guide and good luck in your North Carolina Telecommunications Technical school experience!

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