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Cablers (Data and Telecommunications)

ANZSCO ID 342411

Overview

All Telecommunications Trades Workers

  • $1,656 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Cablers (Data and Telecommunications)

  • 2,200 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 73% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 2% female Gender Share

Cablers (Data and Telecommunications) install internal telecommunications and data cabling, equipment and peripherals for computer networks, telephony, cable television and monitored security and fire alarms.

You can work as a Cabler (Data and Telecommunications) without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. If you want to gain cabling registration you need to complete a certificate II or III in data and voice communications, telecommunications technology or telecommunications network (build and operate).

Tasks
  • Examines drawings, specifications and work areas to determine positioning and connections for equipment to be installed.
  • Installs cabling for telephone, radio, pay tv and computer transmission.
  • Joins cables and seals sheaths with lead and thermoplastic.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Cabler (Data and Telecommunications) without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. If you want to gain cabling registration you need to complete a certificate II or III in data and voice communications, telecommunications technology or telecommunications network (build and operate).

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

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    62% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    57% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Public safety and security

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    51% Skill level

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

  7. Mechanical

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Technical design

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    42% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Communications and media

    40% Skill level

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

  11. Engineering and technology

    40% Skill level

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

  12. Administration and management

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Production and processing

    38% Skill level

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

  14. Building and construction

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Transportation

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Sales and marketing

    33% Skill level

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

  17. Clerical

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Personnel and human resources

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Geography

    20% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  20. Law and government

    16% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  2. Troubleshooting

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  8. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  11. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  13. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Equipment maintenance

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Repairing

    39% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  17. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  18. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Active learning

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Installation

    27% Skill level

    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Extent flexibility

    54% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  2. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Control precision

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Oral expression

    50% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Multilimb coordination

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  8. Manual dexterity

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  11. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  12. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  13. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Static strength

    43% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  16. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  17. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  20. Speech clarity

    39% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Doing physically active work

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Working with the public

    53% Skill level

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

  7. Thinking creatively

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    51% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating within a team

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    49% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Checking for errors or defects

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating with the public

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Looking for changes over time

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Driving vehicles or equipment

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Collecting and organising information

    44% Skill level

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

  16. Documenting or recording information

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Training and teaching others

    44% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  18. Making sense of information and ideas

    44% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  19. Working with computers

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    39% Skill level

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

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, 49-9052.00 - Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers.

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. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    97% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  2. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    96% Important

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

  3. Contact with people

    96% Important

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

  4. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    95% Important

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

  5. Telephone

    94% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

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

    92% Important

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

  7. Time pressure

    91% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    90% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Face-to-face discussions

    89% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    88% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Teamwork

    86% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  12. Unstructured work

    84% Important

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

  13. Exposure to contaminants

    83% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  14. Dangerous equipment

    83% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

  15. Very hot or cold temperatures

    82% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  16. Frequent decision making

    81% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  17. Indoors, not heat controlled

    80% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  18. Work at heights

    80% Important

    Work in high places (e.g., on poles, scaffolding, catwalks, or ladders).

  19. Contact with the public

    80% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  20. Spend time standing

    78% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

Values

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

  1. Support

    71% 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. 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.

  3. Independence

    57% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    52% Important

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

  5. Achievement

    33% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    33% 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

    95% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  5. Creative

    14% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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, 49-9052.00 - Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers.

All Telecommunications Trades Workers

  • $1,656 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Cablers (Data and Telecommunications)

  • 2,200 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 73% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 2% female Gender Share

Cablers (Data and Telecommunications) install internal telecommunications and data cabling, equipment and peripherals for computer networks, telephony, cable television and monitored security and fire alarms.

You can work as a Cabler (Data and Telecommunications) without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. If you want to gain cabling registration you need to complete a certificate II or III in data and voice communications, telecommunications technology or telecommunications network (build and operate).

Tasks
  • Examines drawings, specifications and work areas to determine positioning and connections for equipment to be installed.
  • Installs cabling for telephone, radio, pay tv and computer transmission.
  • Joins cables and seals sheaths with lead and thermoplastic.

You can work as a Cabler (Data and Telecommunications) without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. If you want to gain cabling registration you need to complete a certificate II or III in data and voice communications, telecommunications technology or telecommunications network (build and operate).

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

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    62% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    57% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Public safety and security

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    51% Skill level

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

  7. Mechanical

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Technical design

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    42% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Communications and media

    40% Skill level

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

  11. Engineering and technology

    40% Skill level

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

  12. Administration and management

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Production and processing

    38% Skill level

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

  14. Building and construction

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Transportation

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Sales and marketing

    33% Skill level

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

  17. Clerical

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Personnel and human resources

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Geography

    20% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  20. Law and government

    16% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  2. Troubleshooting

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  8. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  11. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  13. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Equipment maintenance

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Repairing

    39% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  17. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  18. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Active learning

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Installation

    27% Skill level

    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Extent flexibility

    54% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  2. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Control precision

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Oral expression

    50% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Multilimb coordination

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  8. Manual dexterity

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  11. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  12. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  13. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Static strength

    43% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  16. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  17. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  20. Speech clarity

    39% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Doing physically active work

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Working with the public

    53% Skill level

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

  7. Thinking creatively

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    51% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating within a team

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    49% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Checking for errors or defects

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating with the public

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Looking for changes over time

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Driving vehicles or equipment

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Collecting and organising information

    44% Skill level

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

  16. Documenting or recording information

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Training and teaching others

    44% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  18. Making sense of information and ideas

    44% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  19. Working with computers

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    39% Skill level

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

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, 49-9052.00 - Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers.

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. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    97% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  2. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    96% Important

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

  3. Contact with people

    96% Important

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

  4. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    95% Important

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

  5. Telephone

    94% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

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

    92% Important

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

  7. Time pressure

    91% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    90% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Face-to-face discussions

    89% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    88% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Teamwork

    86% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  12. Unstructured work

    84% Important

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

  13. Exposure to contaminants

    83% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  14. Dangerous equipment

    83% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

  15. Very hot or cold temperatures

    82% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  16. Frequent decision making

    81% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  17. Indoors, not heat controlled

    80% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  18. Work at heights

    80% Important

    Work in high places (e.g., on poles, scaffolding, catwalks, or ladders).

  19. Contact with the public

    80% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  20. Spend time standing

    78% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

Values

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

  1. Support

    71% 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. 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.

  3. Independence

    57% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    52% Important

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

  5. Achievement

    33% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    33% 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

    95% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  5. Creative

    14% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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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, 49-9052.00 - Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers.
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