National average salary: $26.97 per hour
Primary duties: Radio and telecommunications equipment installers are responsible for installing, adjusting and testing wiring, circuits, communication systems and stationary and mobile radio equipment. They are also responsible for identifying and repairing any problems that might occur in telecommunications systems and equipment.
Requirements: Radio and telecommunications equipment installers must have postsecondary education in the field of electronics or computer technology. They also need to complete on-the-job training, which may include shadowing experienced individuals and taking training sessions about new equipment and service procedures. Individuals who want to work as telecommunications equipment installers in the marine and aviation industries need to obtain a license from the Federal Communications Commission before they can start working. To obtain the license, candidates must pass an examination, which covers electronics fundamentals, maintenance practices and radio law.