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Telecommunications Trades Workers

ANZSCO ID 3424

Overview

All Telecommunications Trades Workers

  • $1,656 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 28,700 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 85% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 4% female Gender Share

Telecommunications Trades Workers install, maintain and repair data transmission equipment, aerial lines, conduits, cables, radio antennae and telecommunications equipment and appliances.

You can work as a Telecommunications Trades Worker without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate II or III in telecommunications technology is usually required.

Tasks
  • examining drawings, specifications and work areas to determine positioning and connections for equipment to be installed
  • locating faults in telecommunications equipment using instruments such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, ammeters and transmission measuring equipment
  • attaching wires and cables to appliances
  • adjusting, replacing and repairing faulty items, and testing equipment using electronic instruments
  • installing cabling for telephone, radio, pay TV and computer transmission
  • joining cables and sealing sheaths with lead and thermoplastic
  • erecting, testing and maintaining aerial and underground wires and cables, and radio and mobile phone antennae
  • installing telecommunications equipment and appliances such as telephones, switchboards and data transmission equipment

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Telecommunications Trades Worker without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate II or III in telecommunications technology is usually required.

Registration or licencing may be required.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Information and Communications Technology VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Telecommunications Trades Workers who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Telecommunications

    76% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  2. Customer and personal service

    67% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  3. Computers and electronics

    64% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  4. Mechanical

    59% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  5. Education and training

    53% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  6. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Public safety and security

    49% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  8. Engineering and technology

    49% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  9. Clerical

    44% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  10. English language

    44% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  11. Technical design

    43% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  12. Administration and management

    43% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  13. Production and processing

    43% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  14. Communications and media

    38% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  15. Transportation

    36% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  16. Sales and marketing

    34% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  17. Building and construction

    30% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  18. Law and government

    30% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  19. Economics and accounting

    21% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  20. Personnel and human resources

    21% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Troubleshooting

    54% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  2. Critical thinking

    52% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  3. Quality control analysis

    52% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  4. Active listening

    50% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  5. Reading comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Operation monitoring

    48% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  7. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  8. Monitoring

    48% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  9. Repairing

    48% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  10. Active learning

    46% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  11. Equipment maintenance

    46% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  12. Operation and control

    46% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  13. Speaking

    46% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  14. Equipment selection

    46% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  15. Serving others

    45% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Systems analysis

    45% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  17. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  18. Writing

    43% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  19. Time management

    41% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  20. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Colour discrimination

    55% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  2. Near vision

    55% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  3. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Visualization

    54% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  5. Oral expression

    52% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Written comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Finger dexterity

    50% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  8. Deductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  9. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  10. Problem spotting

    48% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  11. Far vision

    48% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  12. Inductive reasoning

    48% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  13. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  14. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  15. Control precision

    45% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  16. Multilimb coordination

    45% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  17. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  18. Speech recognition

    45% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  20. Depth perception

    38% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    72% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  2. Doing physically active work

    71% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  3. Handling and moving objects

    70% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  4. Working with electronic equipment

    70% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing electronic devices and equipment.

  5. Building good relationships

    63% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    60% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    58% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  8. Working with the public

    57% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  9. Thinking creatively

    56% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  10. Communicating with the public

    55% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  11. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  12. Looking for changes over time

    51% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  13. Making decisions and solving problems

    50% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  14. Researching and investigating

    49% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  15. Collecting and organising information

    49% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  16. Checking for errors or defects

    48% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  17. Working with computers

    45% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    45% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  19. Documenting or recording information

    44% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  20. Driving vehicles or equipment

    44% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 49-2022.00 - Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Telephone

    92% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    92% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    90% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Contact with people

    88% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    87% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    85% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  7. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    84% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  8. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    83% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  9. Exposure to contaminants

    82% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  10. Contact with the public

    82% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  11. Frequent decision making

    81% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Cramped work space

    80% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

  13. Unstructured work

    80% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  14. Impact of decisions

    79% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Being exact or accurate

    77% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  16. Teamwork

    75% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  17. Time pressure

    75% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Very hot or cold temperatures

    74% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  19. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    71% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  20. Bright or inadequate lighting

    68% Important

    Work in extremely bright or dark lighting conditions.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    81% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Independence

    71% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Working conditions

    69% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  4. Relationships

    62% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  5. Achievement

    57% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  6. Recognition

    38% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    100% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Analytical

    71% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  3. Administrative

    67% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  4. Enterprising

    33% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  5. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    19% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 49-2022.00 - Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers.

All Telecommunications Trades Workers

  • $1,656 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 28,700 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 85% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 4% female Gender Share

Telecommunications Trades Workers install, maintain and repair data transmission equipment, aerial lines, conduits, cables, radio antennae and telecommunications equipment and appliances.

You can work as a Telecommunications Trades Worker without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate II or III in telecommunications technology is usually required.

Tasks
  • examining drawings, specifications and work areas to determine positioning and connections for equipment to be installed
  • locating faults in telecommunications equipment using instruments such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, ammeters and transmission measuring equipment
  • attaching wires and cables to appliances
  • adjusting, replacing and repairing faulty items, and testing equipment using electronic instruments
  • installing cabling for telephone, radio, pay TV and computer transmission
  • joining cables and sealing sheaths with lead and thermoplastic
  • erecting, testing and maintaining aerial and underground wires and cables, and radio and mobile phone antennae
  • installing telecommunications equipment and appliances such as telephones, switchboards and data transmission equipment

You can work as a Telecommunications Trades Worker without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate II or III in telecommunications technology is usually required.

Registration or licencing may be required.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Information and Communications Technology VET training pathways.

Employers look for Telecommunications Trades Workers who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Telecommunications

    76% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  2. Customer and personal service

    67% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  3. Computers and electronics

    64% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  4. Mechanical

    59% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  5. Education and training

    53% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  6. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Public safety and security

    49% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  8. Engineering and technology

    49% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  9. Clerical

    44% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  10. English language

    44% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  11. Technical design

    43% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  12. Administration and management

    43% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  13. Production and processing

    43% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  14. Communications and media

    38% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  15. Transportation

    36% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  16. Sales and marketing

    34% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  17. Building and construction

    30% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  18. Law and government

    30% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  19. Economics and accounting

    21% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  20. Personnel and human resources

    21% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Troubleshooting

    54% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  2. Critical thinking

    52% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  3. Quality control analysis

    52% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  4. Active listening

    50% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  5. Reading comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Operation monitoring

    48% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  7. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  8. Monitoring

    48% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  9. Repairing

    48% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  10. Active learning

    46% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  11. Equipment maintenance

    46% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  12. Operation and control

    46% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  13. Speaking

    46% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  14. Equipment selection

    46% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  15. Serving others

    45% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Systems analysis

    45% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  17. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  18. Writing

    43% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  19. Time management

    41% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  20. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Colour discrimination

    55% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  2. Near vision

    55% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  3. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Visualization

    54% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  5. Oral expression

    52% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Written comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Finger dexterity

    50% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  8. Deductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  9. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  10. Problem spotting

    48% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  11. Far vision

    48% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  12. Inductive reasoning

    48% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  13. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  14. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  15. Control precision

    45% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  16. Multilimb coordination

    45% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  17. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  18. Speech recognition

    45% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  20. Depth perception

    38% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    72% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  2. Doing physically active work

    71% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  3. Handling and moving objects

    70% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  4. Working with electronic equipment

    70% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing electronic devices and equipment.

  5. Building good relationships

    63% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    60% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    58% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  8. Working with the public

    57% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  9. Thinking creatively

    56% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  10. Communicating with the public

    55% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  11. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  12. Looking for changes over time

    51% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  13. Making decisions and solving problems

    50% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  14. Researching and investigating

    49% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  15. Collecting and organising information

    49% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  16. Checking for errors or defects

    48% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  17. Working with computers

    45% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    45% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  19. Documenting or recording information

    44% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  20. Driving vehicles or equipment

    44% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 49-2022.00 - Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Telephone

    92% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    92% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    90% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Contact with people

    88% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    87% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    85% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  7. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    84% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  8. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    83% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  9. Exposure to contaminants

    82% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  10. Contact with the public

    82% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  11. Frequent decision making

    81% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Cramped work space

    80% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

  13. Unstructured work

    80% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  14. Impact of decisions

    79% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Being exact or accurate

    77% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  16. Teamwork

    75% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  17. Time pressure

    75% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Very hot or cold temperatures

    74% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  19. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    71% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  20. Bright or inadequate lighting

    68% Important

    Work in extremely bright or dark lighting conditions.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    81% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Independence

    71% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Working conditions

    69% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  4. Relationships

    62% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  5. Achievement

    57% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  6. Recognition

    38% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    100% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Analytical

    71% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  3. Administrative

    67% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  4. Enterprising

    33% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  5. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    19% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 49-2022.00 - Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers.
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