Telecommunications Engineering Specialists


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+5% (as fast as the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Telecommunications Engineering Specialists Do

Design or configure voice, video, and data communications systems. Supervise installation and post-installation service and maintenance.

Other Job Titles Telecommunications Engineering Specialists May Have

Communications Engineer, Engineer, Infrastructure Engineer, Network Engineer, Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD), Telecommunication Design Analyst (Telecom Design Analyst), Telecommunication Design Engineer (Telecom Design Engineer), Telecommunication Engineer (Telecom Engineer), Telecommunication Systems Designer (Telecom Systems Designer), Telecommunications Consultant (Telecom Consultant)

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Tier II Support Engineer ,


Get in to work at 7 am, check to see if there's any incomplete work from the day before, check in with any customers that were making changes overnight to see how things went. Look at the current cases and prioritize them, communicate with the customers, communicate with my team members, escalate cases to Tier 3, have some calls with high paying customers, leave work anywhere between 4 and 7.

Radio Access Network Engineer ,


My workday mostly consists of design work. My projects allow me to design or improve parts of the cellular network. I utilize various computer programs to perform my work. It is common to discuss ideas or gather information from different departments. Meetings are usually scattered throughout the week. Some meetings are informational, while others are focused on collaboration.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Consult with users, administrators, and engineers to identify business and technical requirements for proposed system modifications or technology purchases.
  • Implement system renovation projects in collaboration with technical staff, engineering consultants, installers, and vendors.
  • Keep abreast of changes in industry practices and emerging telecommunications technology by reviewing current literature, talking with colleagues, participating in educational programs, attending meetings or workshops, or participating in professional organizations or conferences.
  • Review and evaluate requests from engineers, managers, and technicians for system modifications.
  • Assess existing facilities' needs for new or modified telecommunications systems.

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