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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.

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At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.

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

Campus Locations :

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

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

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

Online: Online, KY

San Diego: 3870 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 310 San Diego, CA 92123

Kapolei: Kapolei Building 1001 Kamokila Blvd Kapolei, HI 96707

Atlanta: 2600 Century Center Atlanta, GA 30345

Greenbelt: 7852 Walker Dr Greenbelt, MD 20770

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

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

Westminster: 8700 Turnpike Drive Westminster, CO 80030

Nashville: 616 Marriott Drive Suite 150 Nashville, TN 37214

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

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

Honolulu: 745 Fort Street Suite 2000 Honolulu, HI 96813

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

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

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

Beale AFB: 17849 16 Street Beale AFB, CA 95903

Phoenix: 9520 West Palm Lane Phoenix, AZ 85037

Clearfield: 1366 Legend Hills Drive Clearfield, UT 84015

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

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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

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

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

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

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

Braintree: 100 Grossman Drive Suite 201 Braintree, MA 02184

Arlington: 1800 South Bell Street Arlington, VA 22202

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

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

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

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

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

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

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

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

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

San Marcos: 277 Rancheros Drive San Marcos, CA 92069

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

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

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

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

Mesa: 1620 South Stapley Drive Mesa, AZ 85204

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

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

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

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

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

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

Programs : Computer Networking and Security, and more..

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

At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it.

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Campus Locations :

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

Riverside: 1860 University Ave. Riverside, CA 92507

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

Ontario: 3380 Shelby Street # 150 Ontario, CA 91764

Stockton: 4994 Claremont Avenue Stockton, CA 95207

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

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

San Marcos: 2085 Montiel Road San Marcos, CA 92069

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

Encino: 5445 Balboa Blvd. Encino, CA 91316

Bakersfield: 3737 Rosedale Hwy Bakersfield, CA 93308

Set your career in motion at Virginia College.

Programs : Certificate in Network Technician, AAS-Network Engineering, DIP-Network Technician, and more..

Campus Locations :

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

Birmingham: 488 Palisades Blvd. Birmingham, AL 35209

Jacksonville: 5940 Beach Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32207

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

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

Campus Locations :

Minneapolis: 4400 West 78th Street 6th Floor Minneapolis, MN 55435

: 3500 Federal Drive , MN 55122

Mankato: 501 Holly Lane Mankato, MN 56001

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

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

Moorhead: 1250 29th Avenue South Moorhead, MN 56560

Fargo: 4012 19th Avenue SW Fargo, ND 58103

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

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

Get hands-on training with Remington College.

Programs : AS in Computer and Network Administration, and more..

Campus Locations :

Garland: 1800 Eastgate Drive Garland, TX 75041

Lafayette: 303 Rue Louis XIV Lafayette, LA 70508

Memphis: 2710 Nonconnah Blvd. Memphis, TN 38132

Mobile: 828 Downtowner Loop West Mobile, AL 36609

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Programs : Information Technology Systems Engineer, and more..

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

Indianapolis: 8909 Purdue Road Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46268

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career. * Programs vary by location * Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information

Programs : Computer Career - Networking, CIS - Programming, Computer Information Services, and more..

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Erie: 5757 West 26th Street Erie, PA 16506

Cuyahoga Falls: 2545 Bailey Road Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

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Programs : Bachelor's - Network and Communications Management, Associate - Network Systems Administration, Bachelor's - Network & Communications Management, and more..

Campus Locations :

Chicago: Chicago, IL

Stockbridge: 675 Southcrest Parkway Stockbridge, GA 30281

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

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

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

Alpharetta: 2555 Northwinds Pkwy. Alpharetta, GA 30009

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

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

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

Philadelphia: 1800 JFK Blvd Suite 104 Philadelphia, PA 19103

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

Auburn: 3600 South 344th Way Auburn, WA 98001

Fort Worth: City Center Tower II, 301 Commerce Street Suite 2000 Fort Worth, TX 76102

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

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

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

Austin: 11044 Research Blvd Suite B100 Austin, TX 78759

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colton: 1090 E Washington St Colton, CA 92324

Orlando: 4000 Millenia Blvd. Orlando, FL 32839

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

Jacksonville: 5200 Belfort Road Ste. 175 Jacksonville, FL 32256

Hollywood: 14700 Caribbean Way Hollywood, FL 33027

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

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

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

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

Charlotte: Charleston Row 2015 Ayrsley Town Blvd. Ste. 109 Charlotte, NC 28273

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

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

Broomfield: 1870 W 122nd Ave Broomfield, CO 80023

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

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

Memphis: 6401 Poplar Ave Suite 600 Memphis, TN 38119

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Portland: Peterkort Center II 9754 SW Barnes Road Ste.150 Portland, OR 97225

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

Manassas: 10432 Balls Ford Road Suite 150 Manassas, VA 20109

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

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

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

Irving: 4800 Regent Blvd. Irving, TX 75063

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

Columbus: 1350 Alum Creek Drive Columbus, OH 43209

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

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

Pittsburgh: 210 Sixth Avenue Suite 200 Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Oakland: 505 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612

Independence: 6000 Lombardo Center Suite 200 Independence, OH 44131

Arlington: 2450 Crystal Dr. Arlington, VA 22202

Phoenix: 2149 West Dunlap Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85021

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

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

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

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

Saint Louis: 1801 Park 270 Drive Suite 260 Saint Louis, MO 63146

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

Indianapolis: 9100 Keystone Crossing Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46240

Addison: 1221 North Swift Road Addison, IL 60101

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

Pomona: 901 Corporate Center Drive Pomona, CA 91768

Bakersfield: 3000 Ming Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93304

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

Paramus: 35 Plaza, 81 East State Route 4 Ste. 102 Paramus, NJ 07652

Fremont: 6600 Dumbarton Circle Fremont, CA 94555

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