Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (49-9052)

Occupation description:  Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 481508 5.63 912
United States 118,000118,700 0.670 2,1502,220

Job outlook

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


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 26.0613.6317.63 25.4434.4338.99
Alaska 34.1521.4327.98 35.2841.5545.97
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 33.8822.4029.24 34.6939.4345.36
Fairbanks North Star Borough *** ***
Southeast Region 35.5820.9131.80 38.3042.9145.94
Balance of State 31.4720.0922.67 31.6740.4045.17

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.


Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
38067 17.641.1 30.1
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation191
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation94
UI claimants previously working in occupation86
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 204
Number of job position postings 17
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 12.0

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

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Long-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

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

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Fall Protection (NSTC and OSHA Offered)

 Degree
Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
Trenching, Excavating & Shoring Certificate

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Fall Protection Authorized User
Fall Protection Competent Person / 015
OSHA Aerial Platform - Manlift in Alaska

 Degree
Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
Fall Protection
Trenching and Excavation Competent Person Training Certificate