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What Types of Programs Do Telecommunications Trade Schools Offer?

Most jobs in the telecommunications industry traditionally require formal training, particularly as new technologies and services continue to emerge. Employers usually seek workers who possess up-to-date skills in a variety of areas, including computer hardware and software, data compression, software design, wireless technology, laser and fiber optic technology, and more.

A line or cable installer may need training in electronics, communications, or computer technology. A telecommunications systems installer or repairer may also need certification or a 2- or 4-year degree in electronics or communications technology. Many trade schools throughout the country offer training in these areas.

Telecommunications Career Opportunities

Many people start in entry-level jobs, such as a line installer or assembler, and then work their way up to more complex tasks. A cable installer sets up pay television service, connecting a customer's TV set to the cable that serves their neighborhood. Or you could install wireless or satellite service. One increasingly common job is replacing the telecommunications carriers' old copper wires with fiber optic cable to expand their bandwidth.

You could also become a telecommunications systems installer, putting in new phone lines or high-speed Internet connections. You may handle more complex systems involving electronic and optical switches that route phone calls and data packets, and even radio transmitters that relay signals from planes, boats, and emergency vehicles.

Employment in the telecommunications industry overall is only expected to grow 5 percent from 2006-2016, which is far slower than the 11 percent average for all occupations. But growth should be stimulated as people build more advanced communication networks.

The mean annual wage for telecommunications equipment installers and repairers (not including line installers) was $52,650 as of May 2008.

Telecommunications Schools
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Programs : BS in Information Technology-Networking & Telecommunications, BS in Information Technology - Advanced Networking, A.A. in Information Technology/Networking, and more..

Campus Locations :

Columbia: 1001 Pinnacle Point Drive Suite 200 Columbia, SC 29223

Springfield: 1343 East Kingsley Street Suite B,C Springfield, MO 65804

Flowood: 120 Stone Creek Blvd. Suite 200 Flowood, MS 39232

Online: Online, AR

Nashville: 616 Marriott Drive Suite 150 Nashville, TN 37214

Honolulu: 745 Fort Street Suite 2000 Honolulu, HI 96813

Colorado Springs: 2 North Cascade Avenue Suite 100 Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

San Diego: 1230 Columbia Street San Diego, CA 92101

Braintree: 100 Grossman Drive Suite 201 Braintree, MA 02184

Temple Terrace: 12802 Tampa Oaks Boulevard Suite 200 Temple Terrace, FL 33637

Jacksonville: 9775 Crosshill Blvd. Suite 104 Jacksonville, FL 32222

Orlando: 8325 South Park Circle Suite 100 Orlando, FL 32819

San Antonio: 8200 West Interstate 10 Suite 910 San Antonio, TX 78230

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

Fresno: 45 East River Park Place West Suite 101 Fresno, CA 93720

Clearfield: 1366 Legend Hills Drive Clearfield, UT 84015

Kapolei: Kapolei Building 1001 Kamokila Blvd Kapolei, HI 96707

Washington: 25 Massachusetts Avenue NW Suite 150 Washington, DC 20001

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

Palm Desert: 75153 Merle Dr. Palm Desert, CA 92211

Lone Tree: 10004 Park Meadows Drive Lone Tree, CO 80124

Westminster: 8700 Turnpike Drive Westminster, CO 80030

Greenbelt: 7852 Walker Dr Greenbelt, MD 20770

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

Phoenix: 4635 E. Elwood Street Phoenix, AZ 85040

Santa Teresa: 1270 Country Club Road Santa Teresa, NM 88008

Albuquerque: 7471 Pan American West Freeway NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

San Marcos: 277 Rancheros Drive San Marcos, CA 92069

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

West Des Moines: 6600 Westown Parkway West Des Moines, IA 50266

Beale AFB: 17849 16 Street Beale AFB, CA 95903

El Centro: 3095 N. Imperial Avenue Suite 101 El Centro, CA 92243

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

Atlanta: 2600 Century Center Atlanta, GA 30345

Pleasant Grove: 2174 West Grove Parkway Pleasant Grove, UT 84062

Salt Lake City: 5373 S Green Street Suite 300 Salt Lake City, UT 84123

Sandy Springs: 8200 Roberts Drive Suite 300 Sandy Springs, GA 30350

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Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Arlington: 1800 South Bell Street Arlington, VA 22202

Los Angeles: 14320 Firestone Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038

Fort Lauderdale: 550 W. Cypress Creek Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Sacramento: 1760 Creekside Oaks Drive Suite 100 Sacramento, CA 95833

Costa Mesa: 3100 Bristol Street Suite 500 Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Diamond Bar: 1370 S. Valley Vista Dr. Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Mesa: 1620 South Stapley Drive Mesa, AZ 85204

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

San Bernardino: 451 E. Vanderbilt Way Suite 100 San Bernardino, CA 92408

Bossier City: 350 Plaza Loop Drive Bldg E Bossier City, LA 71111

Raleigh: 5511 Capital Center Drive Suite 390 Raleigh, NC 27606

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

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San Marcos: 2085 Montiel Road San Marcos, CA 92069

Ontario: 3380 Shelby Street # 150 Ontario, CA 91764

Chula Vista: 310 3rd Ave. Suite C6 Chula Vista, CA 91910

Riverside: 1860 University Ave. Riverside, CA 92507

Stockton: 4994 Claremont Avenue Stockton, CA 95207

Gardena: 661 W. Redondo Beach Blvd. Gardena, CA 90247

Encino: 5445 Balboa Blvd. Encino, CA 91316

Anaheim: 401 W. Carl Karcher Way Anaheim, CA 92801

Fresno: 2002 N. Gateway Blvd. Fresno, CA 93727

El Monte: 3401 Rio Hondo Ave. El Monte, CA 91731

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Technical Institute.

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Lincoln: Lincoln Mall 622 George Washington Highway Lincoln, RI 02865

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Jackson: 4795 I-55 N. Jackson, MS 39206

Biloxi: 920 Cedar Lake Rd. Biloxi, MS 39532

Columbia: 7201 Notch Road, Suite 1000, Columbia, SC 29223

Bossier City: 2950 E. Texas St., Ste. C Bossier City, LA 71111

Montgomery: 6200 Atlanta Hwy. Montgomery, AL 36117

Birmingham: 400 Chase Park South Suite 300 Birmingham, AL 35244

Further your education and strengthen your skill set at Rasmussen College

Programs : Information Technology Management Associate’s Degree -- General Path, Information Technology Management Diploma—Computer Information Technology, Information Technology Management Diploma -- General Path, and more..

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Moorhead: 1250 29th Avenue South Moorhead, MN 56560

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Fargo: 4012 19th Avenue SW Fargo, ND 58103

Circle Pines: 3629 95th Avenue Northeast Circle Pines, MN 55014

Bismarck: 1701 E. Century Ave. Bismarck, ND 58503

Minneapolis: 8301 93rd Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55445

Mankato: 501 Holly Lane Mankato, MN 56001

Saint Cloud: 226 Park Avenue South Saint Cloud, MN 56301

Lake Elmo: 8565 Eagle Point Circle Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.

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Palm Desert: 75-030 Gerald Ford Drive Suite 203 Palm Desert, CA 92211

With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.

Programs : Undergraduate Certificate in Data Networking, BS: Busi Mgt Info Sys: Database, and more..

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Lynchburg: 1971 University Boulevard Lynchburg, VA 24502

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Indianapolis: 8909 Purdue Road Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46268

Columbus: 2400 Corporate Exchange Drive Suite 300 Columbus, OH 43231

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Programs : AAS in Information Technology - Network Administration, MS in Information Technology, AAS in Information Technology, and more..

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Fort Lauderdale: 6301 Kaplan University Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

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Chicago: Chicago, IL

Philadelphia: 1800 JFK Blvd Ste 200 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Anaheim: 1900 S. State College Blvd. Suite 150 Anaheim, CA 92806

Englewood: 6312 S. Fiddlers Green Cr. Suite 150E Englewood, CO 80111

Jacksonville: 5200 Belfort Road Jacksonville, FL 32256

Orlando: 4000 Millenia Blvd. Orlando, FL 32839

San Antonio: 1919 NW Loop 410 Suite 150 San Antonio, TX 78213

King of Prussia: 150 Allendale Road Suite 3250 King of Prussia, PA 19406

Memphis: 6401 Poplar Ave Suite 600 Memphis, TN 38119

Saint Louis: 11830 Westline Industrial Dr. Suite 550 Saint Louis, MO 63146

Kansas City: 11224 Holmes Rd. Kansas City, MO 64131

Glendale: 6751 N. Sunset Blvd. Ste. 104 Glendale, AZ 85305

Fresno: 7575 North Fresno St. Suite 575 Fresno, CA 93720

Oxnard: 300 E. Esplanade Dr., Suite 100, Oxnard, CA 93036

Addison: 1221 North Swift Road Addison, IL 60101

Tampa: 6700 Lakeview Center Drive Suite 150 Tampa, FL 33619

Indianapolis: 9100 Keystone Crossing Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46240

Pittsburgh: 210 Sixth Ave. Ste. 200 Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Portland: 9755 SW Barnes Road Peterkort Center II Portland, OR 97225

Charlotte: 2015 Ayrsley Town Blvd. Suite 109 Charlotte, NC 28273

Merrillville: Twin Towers 1000 East 80th Place Ste. 222 Mall Merrillville, IN 46410

Atlanta: 100 Galleria Parkway SE Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30339

Oakland: 505 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612

Auburn: 3600 South 344th Way Auburn, WA 98001

North Brunswick: 630 U.S. Highway One North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Downers Grove: Highland Landmark V 3005 Highland Pkwy. Ste. 100 Downers Grove, IL 60515

Oklahoma City: 4013 NW Expressway St Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Sherman Oaks: 15301 Ventura Blvd B-100 Building D-100 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Gurnee: 1075 Tri-State Pkwy. Ste. 800 Gurnee, IL 60031

Louisville: 10172 Linn Station Rd. Suite 300 Louisville, KY 40223

Long Beach: 3880 Kilroy Airport Way Long Beach, CA 90806

Minneapolis: 7700 France Ave. S. Ste. 575 Minneapolis, MN 55435

Houston: 2000 West Loop South Suite 150 Houston, TX 77027

Milwaukee: 411 E. Wisconsin Ave. Ste. 300 Milwaukee, WI 53202

New York: 180 Madison Ave. Suite 900 New York, NY 10016

Stockbridge: 675 Southcrest Parkway Ste. 100 Stockbridge, GA 30281

Irving: 4800 Regent Blvd. Irving, TX 75063

Dayton: 3610 Pentagon Blvd. Ste. 100 Dayton, OH 45431

Fremont: 6600 Dumbarton Circle Fremont, CA 94555

Pomona: 901 Corporate Center Drive Pomona, CA 91768

Colton: 1090 E Washington St Colton, CA 92324

Duluth: 3505 Koger Blvd. Suite 170 Duluth, GA 30096

Chesapeake: 1317 Executive Blvd. Suite 100 Chesapeake, VA 23320

Sandy: 9350 South 150 East Suite 420 Sandy, UT 84070

Nashville: 3343 Perimeter Hill Drive Suite 200 Nashville, TN 37211

Alpharetta: 2555 Northwinds Pkwy. Alpharetta, GA 30009

Cherry Hill: Cherry Hill Center 921 Haddonfield Road Suite D Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Tinley Park: 18624 West Creek Drive Tinley Park, IL 60477

Phoenix: 2149 W. Dunlap Phoenix, AZ 85021

Decatur: One West Court Square Ste. 100 Decatur, GA 30030

San Jose: 2160 Lundy Ave. Suite 250 San Jose, CA 95131

Manassas: 10432 Balls Ford Road Ste. 130 Manassas, VA 20109

Morrisville: 1600 Perimeter Park Drive Suite 100 Morrisville, NC 27560

Cincinnati: 8800 Governor's Hill Drive Cincinnati, OH 45249

San Diego: 2655 Camino Del Rio North Suite 201 San Diego, CA 92108

Fort Worth: 301 Commerce Street Suite 2000 Fort Worth, TX 76102

Lynnwood: Lynnwood Center Redstone Corporate Center I 19020 Lynnwood, WA 98036

Independence: 6000 Lombardo Center Suite 200 Independence, OH 44131

Colorado Springs: 1175 Kelly Johnson Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Arlington: 2405 Crystal City Dr. Arlington, VA 22202

Palmdale: Palmdale Corporate Center Building One 39115 Trade Ste. 100 Palmdale, CA 93551

Broomfield: 1870 W 122nd Ave Broomfield, CO 80023

Fort Lauderdale: 600 Corporate Dr. Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

Mesa: 1201 South Alma School Road Suite 5450 Mesa, AZ 85210

Hollywood: 14700 Caribbean Way Hollywood, FL 33027

Austin: 11044 Research Blvd Suite B100 Austin, TX 78759

Southfield: 26999 Central Park Blvd., Suite 125 Southfield, MI 48076

Naperville: 2056 Westings Ave. Suite 40 Naperville, IL 60563

Fort Washington: 1140 Virginia Dr. Fort Washington, PA 19034

Paramus: 35 Plaza Professional Center 81 Rte. 4 W. Ste. 102 Paramus, NJ 07652

Henderson: 2490 Paseo Verde Parkway Suite 150 Henderson, NV 89074

Rego Park: 99-21 Queens Blvd. Rego Park, NY 11374

Alhambra: 1000 South Fremont Avenue Unit 40, Building A-11, First Floor Alhambra, CA 91803

Columbus: 1350 Alum Creek Drive Columbus, OH 43209

Elgin: Randall Point 2250 Point Blvd. Suite 250 Elgin, IL 60123

Denver: 1870 W. 122nd Ave. Denver, CO 80234

Bakersfield: 3000 Ming Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93304

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