Transmission and Protection Engineer

Plan and lay out telephone transmitting facilities.
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Salary Range
$58,000 – $135,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Transmission and Protection Engineers do?

Plans and lays out telephone transmitting facilities from engineering sketches: Advises and assists operation forces on application of transmission methods, devices, and standards affecting telephone equipment. Provides engineering services for protection of telephone service and facilities from noise, cross-talk, electrolysis, lightning, and other adverse electrical effects. Investigates causes of personal injury resulting from contact with high voltage communication equipment.

Should I be a Transmission and Protection Engineer?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • How to Become a
    Transmission and Protection Engineer

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