4 Careers You Can Pursue with an Electronics Technician Education
What can I do with THAT?
What does an electronics technician even do?
Can I get a job with that?
Believe it or not, there are answers to those questions! …And they are all affirmative and positive in nature. No, electronics technicians are not electricians (though they do often work with wiring and electricity), and they are not merely cable TV installers (though they may do that job as well).
Electronics technicians cover a relatively wide array of jobs within a small sliver of the technology/electronics field, which gives them options, though many electronics technicians do find areas they enjoy working in more than others.
So let’s end the confusion now: here are 4 career paths in electronics technology that you may find helpful.
1… Central Office Technician: These workers install the “guts” of a central hub or office in many businesses. Their main duties include setting up and maintaining switches, fiber optic cables, and routers in a central office setting. Businesses that feature call centers and telecommunications hubs often employ central office technicians to help manage send, process, and amplify data from telephone, Internet, and cable connections.
2… PBX Installer and Repairer: Setting up private branch exchange (PBX) switchboards for call centers and other businesses that need to juggle a large number of phone lines, PBX installers connect telecom equipment to communications lines, including installation and testing of frames, supports, power systems, alarms, and software. They also may work with voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology, as well as Internet connections and network applications.
3… Headend Technician: Cable and television companies employ Headend Technicians, who work in a similar capacity to Central Office Technicians. Headend technicians often work at distribution centers.
4… Station Installers and Repairers: The prototypical electronics technician job, Station Installers and Repairers install telecommunications equipment including cable TV and satellite equipment, home theater equipment, and other electronic home and business devices. Their duties also include testing lines and diagnosing problems.
So, now that we’ve talked about the types of career you can have as an electronics technician, lets talk about getting you to that point. First, you’ll need the right guidance and training – which, lucky for you, we can provide!
Instructors in our Electronics Technician program have years of real-world experience, and know what employers in the area are looking for. Our instructors are focused on the success of our students, and are committed to seeing them achieve their career goals. With their instruction and guidance, electronics technician students learn and develop the skills necessary to get started in this growing field of technology.
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