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Electronics Technicians: More Than Cable Installers

by on September 29th, 2015 in News

Electronics technician is one of those professions that people often misunderstand. Go ahead, try to explain it sometime. You’ll invariably get a confused look, followed by a shrug of the shoulders. Later, those people will, at least in their minds, likely equate it to installing cable TV equipment.

Electronics Techincians: more than just cable installersIf you’re a student looking to this field for employment, maybe you have the same first impressions as those people. Electronics technician is a complex job, to be sure, even if it is “just” a cable or satellite installer. However, it can be a much more involved and intricate job than that.

Electrical and electronics installers perform a variety of duties, and yes to be sure many people with these types of skills work as installers for major service providers like cable and satellite, telephone, Internet, and similar professions. Their primary job duties often include the following, as defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Prepare cost estimates for clients
  • Refer to service guides, schematics, and manufacturer specifications
  • Repair or replace defective parts, such as motors, fuses, or gaskets
  • Reassemble and test equipment after repairs
  • Maintain records of parts used, labor time, and final charges


Sounds simple enough, right? The kicker is that there are a variety of other employers and enterprises that are in need of workers with those types of skills. They are may hire people to perform tasks such as

Electrical and electronics installers and repairers of transportation equipment: Workers perform maintenance, adjustments, and installation on mobile communications equipment in areas such as sound, sonar, security, surveillance systems, and navigation on trains, boats and other watercraft, and similar vehicles.

Powerhouse, substation, and relay electrical and electronics repairers: In occupations like powerhouse electrician, relay technician or power transformer repair, employees perform inspections and tests, and perform maintenance and repairs to electrical equipment in locales such as power stations, relay stations, substations, and in-service relays.

Commercial and industrial equipment electrical and electronics repairers: Industrial transmitters, antennas, and industrial controls receive adjustments, installation, and other services in jobs such as these.

Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers: Conduct installation, and maintenance on wiring, switches, and motors in a variety of devices.

Electronic equipment installers and repairers of motor vehicles: This may include working on digital audio and video players, navigation systems, and passive and active security systems.

Ultimately, this profession has options for people who have a talent for wiring, electronics installation and repair, and those processes related to those skills. To be certain, you may get your start working for the phone company or your local television programming provider (and you may find career success in that area as well), but it is of course important for you to understand you have more options than those types of jobs.

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