Average Salary: $55,190
What They Do
They set up, troubleshoot, maintain and fix telecommunications systems that transmit and process voice, video and data signals. This is not a desk job, so if you have military training in this area and enjoy being out in the field, this could be the ideal career for you.
Why It’s Hot
Job growth is expected as more consumers, businesses and governments demand faster Internet, cable and wireless connections, according to the BLS.
What You’ll Need
Some employers require a post-secondary education in electronics, telecommunications or computer technology. On-the-job training is typical, and certification may be required for some positions.