Telecommunications Technologies

If you want a career in the installation, repair or creation of the technologies that deliver and process the data that is the basis of cable TV, cell phones and the Internet, you need training in telecommunications technologies. Learn more here.

Inside Telecommunications Technology

The telecommunications technology industry deals with the delivery of electronic communication as well as a variety of products and services including cellular phone audio and text-based communication, access to the Internet, streaming entertainment and online video games. This delivery is accomplished either through wired digital subscriber lines or wireless connections that use satellites to relay data through a number of different devices, including cellular phones, computers and home entertainment devices such as game consoles. At every level, from source to relay station to destination, telecommunications technologists and technicians are needed to build and maintain the necessary technology.

Education Information

Most careers in telecommunications technology require postsecondary education as well as a general familiarity with computers and how they operate. At the most basic level, careers in installation, maintenance and repair can be obtained with as little as a high school diploma and on-the-job training, or after completing certificate, diploma or associate's degree programs in relevant subjects. Engineers and data communications analysts usually need to obtain further postsecondary education, up to and including doctorates in telecommunications technology. Explore the links below to learn more about degree programs in this field.

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