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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

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

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

Online: Online, MO

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

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

Braintree: 100 Grossman Drive Suite 201 Braintree, MA 02184

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

Beale AFB: 17849 16 Street Beale AFB, CA 95903

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

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

San Diego: 1230 Columbia Street San Diego, CA 92101

Honolulu: 745 Fort Street Suite 2000 Honolulu, HI 96813

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

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

Clearfield: 1366 Legend Hills Drive Clearfield, UT 84015

Phoenix: 4635 E. Elwood Street Phoenix, AZ 85040

Nashville: 616 Marriott Drive Suite 150 Nashville, TN 37214

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

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

Kapolei: Kapolei Building 1001 Kamokila Blvd Kapolei, HI 96707

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

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

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

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Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

Greenbelt: 7852 Walker Dr Greenbelt, MD 20770

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

Mesa: 1620 South Stapley Drive Mesa, AZ 85204

Westminster: 8700 Turnpike Drive Westminster, CO 80030

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

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

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

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

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

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

Jacksonville: 4500 Salisbury Road Suite 200 Jacksonville, FL 32216

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

Arlington: 1800 South Bell Street Arlington, VA 22202

San Marcos: 277 Rancheros Drive San Marcos, CA 92069

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

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

Atlanta: 2600 Century Center Atlanta, GA 30345

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

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

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

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

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

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

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

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

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

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

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Jacksonville: 5940 Beach Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32207

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

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

Birmingham: 488 Palisades Blvd. Birmingham, AL 35209

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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..

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Moorhead: 1250 29th Avenue South Moorhead, MN 56560

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

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Fargo: 4012 19th Avenue SW Fargo, ND 58103

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

Minneapolis: 8301 93rd Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55445

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

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

Mankato: 501 Holly Lane Mankato, MN 56001

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

Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.

Programs : Computer & Network Technician, and more..

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

Advance your career with training from MyComputerCareer.com.

Programs : Information Technology Systems Engineer, and more..

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Indianapolis: 8909 Purdue Road Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46268

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

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

Programs : Computer Systems Technician, and more..

Campus Locations :

Encino: 5445 Balboa Blvd. Encino, CA 91316

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

San Marcos: 2085 Montiel Road San Marcos, CA 92069

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

Stockton: 4994 Claremont Avenue Stockton, CA 95207

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

Ontario: 3380 Shelby Street # 150 Ontario, CA 91764

Bakersfield: 3737 Rosedale Hwy Bakersfield, CA 93308

Riverside: 1860 University Ave. Riverside, CA 92507

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

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

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

Get hands-on training with Remington College.

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

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Mobile: 828 Downtowner Loop West Mobile, AL 36609

Memphis: 2710 Nonconnah Blvd. Memphis, TN 38132

Garland: 1800 Eastgate Drive Garland, TX 75041

Lafayette: 303 Rue Louis XIV Lafayette, LA 70508

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