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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 239241 0.86 1824
United States 106,100107,700 1.52,600 7,90010,660

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 28.6915.6718.88 27.2938.1445.62
Alaska 31.6218.7222.91 31.0639.0647.21
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 30.9518.1122.89 30.4237.6346.23
Balance of State 34.7720.7923.01 38.2445.1148.65

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
31149 15.845.0 30.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation172
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation83
UI claimants previously working in occupation64
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 217
Number of job position postings 27
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 8.0

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

Alaska Joint Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Trust   (Anchorage)
Telecommunications Certificate

American Health and Safety, LLC   (Fairbanks)
Aerial and Scissor Lift Training

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

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

Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Aerial Lift/008
Fall Protection Authorized User
Fall Protection Competent Person / 015
Fall Protection Introduction to Industrial Rescue/014
Fall Protection, Introduction to Industrial Rescue/014
OSHA Aerial Platform - Manlift in Alaska

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