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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, KY

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

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

Colorado Springs: 5725 Mark Dabling Boulevard Suite 150 Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Nashville: 616 Marriott Drive Suite 150 Nashville, TN 37214

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

Kapolei: Kapolei Building 1001 Kamokila Blvd Kapolei, HI 96707

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

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

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

Phoenix: 9520 West Palm Lane Phoenix, AZ 85037

Beale AFB: 17849 16 Street Beale AFB, CA 95903

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

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

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

Atlanta: 2600 Century Center Atlanta, GA 30345

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

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

Braintree: 100 Grossman Drive Suite 201 Braintree, MA 02184

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

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

Greenbelt: 7852 Walker Dr Greenbelt, MD 20770

Clearfield: 1366 Legend Hills Drive Clearfield, UT 84015

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

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

Westminster: 8700 Turnpike Drive Westminster, CO 80030

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

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

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

San Marcos: 277 Rancheros Drive San Marcos, CA 92069

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

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

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

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

Honolulu: 745 Fort Street Suite 2000 Honolulu, HI 96813

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Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

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

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

Arlington: 1800 South Bell Street Arlington, VA 22202

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

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

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

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

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

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Mesa: 1620 South Stapley Drive Mesa, AZ 85204

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

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

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

Get career training for the job you’ve always wanted at UEI College.

Programs : Computer System Technician, and more..

Campus Locations :

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

Stockton: 4994 Claremont Avenue Stockton, CA 95207

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

Encino: 5445 Balboa Blvd. Encino, CA 91316

San Marcos: 2085 Montiel Road San Marcos, CA 92069

Ontario: 3380 Shelby Street # 150 Ontario, CA 91764

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

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

Riverside: 1860 University Ave. Riverside, CA 92507

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

Westwood College is dedicated to preparing students with the knowledge, skills and training needed for meaningful employment. Through education, we create opportunities, change lives and impact futures.

Programs : Information and Networking Technologies: Major in Network Management (B), Information Technology (A), and more..

Campus Locations :

Arlington: 1901 North Ft. Myer Arlington, VA 22209

Annandale: 7619 Little River Turnpike Suite 500 Annandale, VA 22003

Atlanta: 1100 Spring Street Suite 102 Atlanta, GA 30309

Denver: 3150 South Sheridan Blvd. Denver, CO 80227

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

Programs : Computer Networking and Security, and more..

Campus Locations :

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

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

Mobile: 828 Downtowner Loop West Mobile, AL 36609

Lafayette: 303 Rue Louis XIV Lafayette, LA 70508

Memphis: 2710 Nonconnah Blvd. Memphis, TN 38132

Advance your career with training from MyComputerCareer.com.

Programs : Information Technology Systems Engineer, and more..

Campus Locations :

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

Indianapolis: 8909 Purdue Road Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46268

Take your career to the next step with IntelliTec College.

Programs : Computer & Network Systems Technician (Colorado Springs), and more..

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Colorado Springs: 2315 East Pikes Peak Avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Further your education and strengthen your skill set at Rasmussen College

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

Campus Locations :

Minneapolis: 8301 93rd Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55445

Aurora: 2363 Sequoia Dr. Aurora, IL 60506

New Port Richey: 8661 Citizens Drive New Port Richey, FL 34654

Fort Myers: 9160 Forum Corporate Parkway Suite 100 Fort Myers, FL 33905

Mankato: 501 Holly Lane Mankato, MN 56001

Green Bay: 904 South Taylor St. Suite 100 Green Bay, WI 54303

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

: 3500 Federal Drive , MN 55122

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

Wausau: 1101 Westwood Drive Wausau, WI 54401

Lutz: 18600 Fernview Street Lutz, FL 33558

Ocala: 2100 SW 22nd Place Ocala, FL 34471

Moorhead: 1250 29th Avenue South Moorhead, MN 56560

Fargo: 4012 19th Avenue SW Fargo, ND 58103

Mokena: 8650 West Spring Lake Road Mokena, IL 60448

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

Appleton: 3500 E. Destination Drive Suite 100 Appleton, WI 54915

Rockford: 6000 E State St 4th Floor Rockford, IL 61108

Topeka: 620 SW Governor View Topeka, KS 66606

Romeoville: 1400 W. Normantown Road Romeoville, IL 60446

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

Tampa: 4042 Park Oaks Blvd Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33610

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..

Campus Locations :

Lynchburg: 1971 University Boulevard Lynchburg, VA 24502

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