TELECOMMUNICATIONS LINEWORKER PROGRAM
CAREER OUTLOOK Telecommunications is a robust, vibrant, growing industry that provides rewarding careers to over one hundred thousand people. As illustrated below, the industry is projected to continue to grow for the foreseeable future.
A CAREER THAT CAN’T BE OUTSOURCED
increased customer reliance on telecommunications
increased installation and maintenance of telecommunications lines increased domestic and global initiatives to expand telecommunications capacity
= 10,700 TELECOMMUNICATIONS LINEWORKER JOBS PROJECTED ANNUALLY1
2.1% GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT2 In the U.S. economy, the broadcasting and telecommunications industry contributed 2.1 percent of real gross domestic product.
$511 BILLION TELECOM INDUSTRY2 Telecommunications is a $511-billion industry that provides a vital service to modern life. Telecommunications data enables the modern economy and enhances everyday life.
100,000+ TELECOM LINEWORKERS3 America’s telecom companies pay billions of dollars in tax revenue, employ more than 100,000 workers, and provide a variety of public service programs to benefit the local communities they serve.
HOURLY BY PERCENTILE 10th
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers & Repairers
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers & Repairers
49-2021 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
Occupation wage data reflects numbers reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2017. For more details on the occupations listed above, search the Occupational Outlook Handbook at bls.gov/oco/ or visit onetonline.org/link/summary/49-9052.0
US Dept of Labor, www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-9052.00 US Bureau of Economic Analysis, www.bea.gov 3 US Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov 1