Line Inspector

Inspect telegraph lines, cables, and underground plants.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$32,000 – $81,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Line Inspectors do?

Inspects telegraph lines, cables, and underground plant to determine extent of construction, replacement, or maintenance work necessary to maintain or improve efficiency of communication system: Estimates costs of improvements and prepares report on findings and recommendations. Consults with field engineering personnel and operations personnel concerning advisability of improvements. May investigate right-of-way for new installations [RIGHT-OF-WAY AGENT].

Should I be a Line Inspector?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Architectural Inspector, Ditch Inspector, Inspector, Line, Natural Gas Inspector, Pipeline Inspector See More

    How to become a Line Inspector

    Most Line Inspectors have a Doctorate or a Bachelor's degree. Start by getting your Bachelor's degree. Chart?chd=s:zkp9au&chl=no+college+%2816%25%29|certificate+%2823%25%29|associate%27s+%2810%25%29|bachelor%27s+%2839%25%29||doctorate+%2813%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,16,39
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