Career Outlook for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers (not including Line Installers)

Also known as:  Communications Equipment Installer, Fiber Optic Central Office Installer, Headend Technician, Private Branch Exchange (PBX ) Installer and Repairer, Switchboard Wirer, Telecommunications Switch Technician
The overall job outlook for Telecommunications Equipment Installer or Repairer careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 5.97 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 0.99 percent per year. Demand for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers is expected to go up, with an expected 12,500 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 0.82 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers (not including Line Installers) in the following states
California 24,850
Texas 16,690
Florida 13,230
New York 12,480
Illinois 8,820
Ohio 7,670
Georgia 7,500
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers (not including Line Installers)
Virgin Islands 80
Guam 110
District of Columbia 190
Vermont 290
Wyoming 360
Rhode Island 370
Delaware 430
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