Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers (49-2021)

Occupation description:  Repair, install or maintain mobile or stationary radio transmitting, broadcasting, and receiving equipment, and two-way radio communications systems used in cellular telecommunications, mobile broadband, ship-to-shore, aircraft-to-ground communications, and radio equipment in service and emergency vehicles. May test and analyze network coverage.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 7883 6.41 11
United States 13,60014,400 6.080 120210

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 25.7814.9918.89 25.2332.6437.95
Alaska 30.5920.6524.92 29.5036.4842.97
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 28.0719.6322.83 27.2133.0038.67

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
10232 31.442.1 34.2
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation42
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation9
UI claimants previously working in occupation16
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 48
Number of job position postings 11
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.4

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Associate's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Joint Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Trust   (Anchorage)
Telecommunications Worker (Telephone/Data) Certificate