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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 :

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

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

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

Online: Online, AR

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

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

Honolulu: 745 Fort Street Suite 2000 Honolulu, HI 96813

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

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

Beale AFB: 17849 16 Street Beale AFB, CA 95903

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

Atlanta: 2600 Century Center Atlanta, GA 30345

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

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

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

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

Braintree: 100 Grossman Drive Suite 201 Braintree, MA 02184

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

Greenbelt: 7852 Walker Dr Greenbelt, MD 20770

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

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

Phoenix: 4635 E. Elwood Street Phoenix, AZ 85040

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

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

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

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

Nashville: 616 Marriott Drive Suite 150 Nashville, TN 37214

Clearfield: 1366 Legend Hills Drive Clearfield, UT 84015

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

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

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

Westminster: 8700 Turnpike Drive Westminster, CO 80030

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

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

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

Kapolei: Kapolei Building 1001 Kamokila Blvd Kapolei, HI 96707

San Marcos: 277 Rancheros Drive San Marcos, CA 92069

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Arlington: 1800 South Bell Street Arlington, VA 22202

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

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

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

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

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

Costa Mesa: 3150 Bristol Street, Suite 100, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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

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

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

Mesa: 1620 South Stapley Drive Mesa, AZ 85204

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

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

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

Ontario: 3380 Shelby Street # 150 Ontario, CA 91764

San Marcos: 2085 Montiel Road San Marcos, CA 92069

Stockton: 4994 Claremont Avenue Stockton, CA 95207

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

Riverside: 1860 University Ave. Riverside, CA 92507

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

Encino: 5445 Balboa Blvd. Encino, CA 91316

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

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

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

Advance your career with training from MyComputerCareer.com.

Programs : Information Technology Systems Engineer, and more..

Campus Locations :

Indianapolis: 8909 Purdue Road Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46268

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

Sanford-Brown can help prepare you for a rewarding career in health and dental care, business, paralegal, criminal justice, Design & Media Arts or information technology.

Programs : Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology, and more..

Campus Locations :

Seattle: 625 Andover Park West Seattle, WA 98188

Saint Paul: 1345 Mendota Heights Rd. Saint Paul, MN 55120

Flexible career learning to fit your busy lifestyle - National American University.

Programs : Information Technology Emphasis in Network Administration/Microsoft B.S., Information Technology Emphasis in Network Management/Microsoft B.S., Network and Server Administrator Diploma, and more..

Campus Locations :

Littleton: 8242 S. University Blvd. Ste. 100 Littleton, CO 80122

Colorado Springs: 1915 Jamboree Drive Suite 185 Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Sioux Falls: 5801 South Corporate Place Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Rapid City: 5301 South Highway 16 Rapid City, SD 57701

Rochester: 3906 East Frontage Highway 52 Road NW Rochester, MN 55901

New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit, co-educational technical college offering over 30 Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs.

Programs : Associate in Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Associate in Science in Applied Technical Studies, and more..

Campus Locations :

East Greenwich: One New England Tech Boulevard East Greenwich, RI 02818

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..

Campus Locations :

Erie: 5757 West 26th Street Erie, PA 16506

Cuyahoga Falls: 2545 Bailey Road Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Thanks to Florida Tech offering intensive degree programs 100% online, students located all over the world have the opportunity to access the same world-class education as those who attend classes on the main campus in Melbourne, Florida.

Programs : Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems, Master of Science in Information Technology, and more..

Campus Locations :

Tampa: 9417 Princess Palm Ave Tampa, FL 33619

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