Sample 1 - State of California

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Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
(SOC Code : 49-9052)
in California

String and repair telephone and television cable, including fiber optics and other equipment for transmitting messages or television programming.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Long-term on-the-job training (> 12 months) .

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Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$28.19$21.83$31.12$34.72

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 202017,60019,8002,20012.5540

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 79358.5%
Building Equipment Contractors 31,45826.3%
Cable and Other Subscription Programming1,1713.2%
Utility System Construction 1,6703.0%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 30,0541.3%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Travel to customers` premises to install, maintain, or repair audio and visual electronic reception equipment or accessories.
Inspect or test lines or cables, recording and analyzing test results, to assess transmission characteristics and locate faults or malfunctions.
Splice cables, using hand tools, epoxy, or mechanical equipment.
Set up service for customers, installing, connecting, testing, or adjusting equipment.
Measure signal strength at utility poles, using electronic test equipment.
Place insulation over conductors or seal splices with moisture-proof covering.
Access specific areas to string lines or install terminal boxes, auxiliary equipment, or appliances, using bucket trucks, or by climbing poles or ladders, or entering tunnels, trenches, or crawl spaces.
String cables between structures and lines from poles, towers, or trenches and pull lines to proper tension.
Install equipment such as amplifiers or repeaters to maintain the strength of communications transmissions.
Lay underground cable directly in trenches or string it through conduits running through trenches.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

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Alternate Titles
Cable Pullers; Cable Splicers; Cable Technicians; Fiber Optic Technicians; Line Installer-Repairers; Lineworkers; Outside Plant Technicians; Premises Technicians
 
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