Telecommunications

OJT for Telecommunications: NAICS 517

The Telecommunications subsector is part of the Information sector.

The Telecommunications subsector includes the following industries:

  • Wired and Wireless Telecommunications Carriers
  • Satellite Telecommunications
  • Other Telecommunications

Subsector Context

The following chart breaks down the parent sector into its subsectors. It shows the percentage of people that these subsectors employ, relative to the entire sector, and the projected growth of these subsectors through 2026.

Largest Occupations

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in size, for this subsector through 2026. It also shows the educational requirements and OJT requirements for these top-sized occupations.

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Largest Occupations in Subsector, Projected for 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 135.3 19.8 -14.8 Postsecondary nondegree award Moderate-term on-the-job training
Customer service representatives 70.1 10.3 -19.3 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Sales representatives, services, all other 67.7 9.9 -10.7 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Telecommunications line installers and repairers 43.8 6.4 -15.5 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Electronics engineers, except computer 24.0 3.5 -3.3 Bachelor’s degree None
Computer network support specialists 22.9 3.4 -13.7 Associate’s degree None
Business operations specialists, all other 22.0 3.2 -11.5 Bachelor’s degree None
Computer user support specialists 17.1 2.5 -12.7 Some college, no degree None
Network and computer systems administrators 16.1 2.4 -18.0 Bachelor’s degree None
Computer network architects 14.9 2.2 -17.5 Bachelor’s degree None

Growth Occupations

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in growth, for this subsector through 2026. It also shows the educational requirements and OJT requirements for these top-growth occupations.

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Highest Growth Occupations in Subsector, Projected thru 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Operations research analysts 1.0 0.2 2.0 Bachelor’s degree None
Radio, cellular, and tower equipment installers and repairs 5.7 0.8 0.6 Associate’s degree Moderate-term on-the-job training
Retail salespersons 12.5 1.8 -0.2 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Paralegals and legal assistants 0.4 0.1 -1.7 Associate’s degree None
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers 2.2 0.3 -2.3 High school diploma or equivalent None
Lawyers 1.3 0.2 -2.3 Doctoral or professional degree None
Software developers, applications 11.3 1.7 -2.6 Bachelor’s degree None
Financial managers 2.4 0.4 -2.7 Bachelor’s degree None
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 8.0 1.2 -2.8 Bachelor’s degree None
Electronics engineers, except computer 24.0 3.5 -3.3 Bachelor’s degree None

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