Commercial Engineer

Plan use of wire facilities connecting stations comprising a network.
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Salary Range
$58,000 – $135,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Commercial Engineers do?

Plans use of wire facilities connecting stations comprising a network to cover changing conditions and requirements: Evaluates technical capabilities of wire facilities, according to availability and range, to obtain most effective method of transmission. Reviews network program schedule to be linked to network stations, and projects use of wire facilities. Subdivides wire facilities linking network stations for simultaneous broadcasting of different programs to stations. Tests facilities prior to broadcast time to determine readiness of transmission line. May prepare engineering estimates of equipment installations or modification of existing equipment.


Should I be a Commercial Engineer?

You should have a bachelor's 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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Engineer Specialist

    How to become a Commercial Engineer

    Most Commercial Engineers have a Bachelor's degree. Chart?chd=s:aic9ee&chl=|certificate+%2810%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|bachelor%27s+%2875%25%29|master%27s+%286%25%29|doctorate+%286%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,75
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