Career outlook for telecoms engineer
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would set up and look after broadband, mobile phone and landline telephone networks. You would also work on satellite, digital TV and fibre optic systems.
You would work with systems such as:
- Landline and mobile phone networks
- Copper wire and fibre-optic cabling
- VoIP communication systems
- Analogue and digital satellite systems
- Wireless internet
The size of each job would vary. You might set up a large corporate network one day and a home satellite system the next.
- Lay, connect and test underground and underfloor cabling
- Test and fix faults in public and private switching exchanges
- Work with aerial rigging and related equipment
- Set up antennae on buildings or masts
- Design, build and test telecommunications components and equipment
This job can be dangerous, and you may sometimes have to work at heights. You would have to follow health and safety guidelines carefully at all times.
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- Working with technology
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- Attention to detail
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- Taking responsibility
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