Cable Television Installer

Install cable television cables and equipment on customers' premises.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$27,000 – $73,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Cable Television Installers do?

Installs cable television cables and equipment on customer’s premise, using electrician’s tools and test equipment: Measures television signal strength at utility pole, using electronic test equipment. Computes impedance of wire from pole to house to determine additional resistance needed for reducing signal to desired level. Installs terminal boxes and strings lead-in wires, using electrician’s tools. Connects television set to cable system and evaluates incoming signal. Adjusts and repairs cable system to ensure optimum reception. May collect installation fees and explain cable service operation to subscriber. May communicate with COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRICIAN SUPERVISOR 823.131-010, using two-way radio or telephone, to receive instructions or technical advice and to report problems to be repaired by CABLE TELEVISION LINE TECHNICIAN 821.261-010. May report unauthorized use of cable system to COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRICIAN SUPERVISOR. May clean and maintain tools, test equipment, and motor vehicle.


Should I be a Cable Television Installer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Telephone and Cable Television Installation and Repair Technician, Television Cable Installer

    How to Become a
    Cable Television Installer

    Most Cable Television Installers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9tkaaa&chl=no+college+%2868%25%29|certificate+%2821%25%29|associate%27s+%2812%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,68,68
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