Cable Television Line Technician

Maintain and repair cable television cables and equipment.
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Salary Range
$31,000 – $73,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cable Television Line Technicians do?

Maintains and repairs cable television cables and equipment: Measures signal strength at amplifiers or at customer’s terminal boxes, using field strength meter. Repairs or replaces worn components to ensure acceptable signal strength. Climbs utility pole and connects test television set to amplifiers. Observes set to evaluate reception and determine cause of faulty reception. Repairs defective cable systems. Answers customers’ inquiries or complaints and explains cost and operation of cable service. May communicate with COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRICIAN SUPERVISOR 823.131-010, using two-way radio or telephone, to receive instructions or technical advice. 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 Line Technician?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • Also known as: Community Antenna Television Line Technician, Digital Subscriber Line Technician, Network Cabler

    How to Become a
    Cable Television Line Technician

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