Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
45%
risk level
POLLING
36%
Based on 57 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
9.2%
by year 2032
WAGES
$64,640
or $31.07 per hour
Volume
98,950
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
6.2/10

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Automation risk

45% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Finger Dexterity

User poll

36% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 45% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Sentiment

The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)

Growth

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers' job openings is expected to rise 9.2% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers' was $64,640, or $31 per hour

'Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers' were paid 34.5% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 98,950 people employed as 'Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers' within the United States.

This represents around 0.07% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 'Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers'.

Job description

Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.

SOC Code: 49-9052.00

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Comments

JustArandomFiberWife (Low) says
Constantly wet, always having to bore holes and dig trenches, the possibility is slim even in 20 years.

Robots can barely open doors and companies can't afford to use them.
Oct 16, 2022 at 06:56 PM

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