Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (49-2022)

Occupation description:  Install, set-up, rearrange, or remove switching, distribution, routing, and dialing equipment used in central offices or headends. Service or repair telephone, cable television, Internet, and other communications equipment on customers' property. May install communications equipment or communications wiring in buildings. Excludes Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (49-9052).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 843832 -1.328 5986
United States 237,600219,400 -7.67,600 16,10021,880

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 26.4614.9519.19 25.6733.8238.72
Alaska 36.3922.4331.52 36.3343.4349.38
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 36.6520.9532.09 36.2943.1050.33
Fairbanks North Star Borough 38.8923.5134.69 41.6246.7449.81
Southeast Region 33.6521.5924.68 33.4342.6947.32
Balance of State 35.8726.1729.78 36.2143.2047.66

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
84548 5.747.6 34.2
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation133
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation42
UI claimants previously working in occupation60
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 252
Number of job position postings 29
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 8.7

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

Education: Postsecondary non-degree award 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