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Become A Telecom Engineer

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Working As A Telecom Engineer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $79,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Telecom Engineer Do

Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment, such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, or power generation equipment. Electrical engineers also design the electrical systems of automobiles and aircraft.

Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment, such as broadcast and communications systems, from portable music players to global positioning systems (GPSs). Many also work in areas closely related to computer hardware.

Duties

Electrical engineers typically do the following:

  • Design new ways to use electrical power to develop or improve products
  • Perform detailed calculations to develop manufacturing, construction, and installation standards and specifications
  • Direct the manufacture, installation, and testing of electrical equipment to ensure that products meet specifications and codes
  • Investigate complaints from customers or the public, evaluate problems, and recommend solutions
  • Work with project managers on production efforts to ensure that projects are completed satisfactorily, on time, and within budget

Electronics engineers typically do the following:

  • Design electronic components, software, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific applications
  • Analyze customer needs and determine the requirements, capacity, and cost for developing an electrical system plan
  • Develop maintenance and testing procedures for electronic components and equipment
  • Evaluate systems and recommend design modifications or equipment repair
  • Inspect electronic equipment, instruments, and systems to make sure that they meet safety standards and applicable regulations
  • Plan and develop applications and modifications for electronic properties used in parts and systems in order to improve technical performance

Electronics engineers who work for the federal government research, develop, and evaluate electronic devices used in a variety of areas, such as aviation, computing, transportation, and manufacturing. They work on federal electronic devices and systems, including satellites, flight systems, radar and sonar systems, and communications systems.

The work of electrical engineers and electronics engineers is often similar. Both use engineering and design software and equipment to do engineering tasks. Both types of engineers also must work with other engineers to discuss existing products and possibilities for engineering projects.

Engineers whose work is related exclusively to computer hardware are considered computer hardware engineers.

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How To Become A Telecom Engineer

Electrical and electronics engineers must have a bachelor’s degree. Employers also value practical experience, so participation in cooperative engineering programs, in which students earn academic credit for structured work experience. Having a Professional Engineer (PE) license may improve an engineer’s chances of finding employment.

Education

High school students interested in studying electrical or electronics engineering benefit from taking courses in physics and mathematics, including algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. Courses in drafting are also helpful, because electrical and electronics engineers often are required to prepare technical drawings.

In order to enter the occupation, prospective electrical and electronics engineers need a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or electrical engineering technology. Programs include classroom, laboratory, and field studies. Courses include digital systems design, differential equations, and electrical circuit theory. Programs in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or electrical engineering technology should be accredited by ABET.

Some colleges and universities offer cooperative programs in which students gain practical experience while completing their education. Cooperative programs combine classroom study with practical work. Internships provide similar experience and are growing in number.

At some universities, students can enroll in a 5-year program that leads to both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. A graduate degree allows an engineer to work as an instructor at some universities, or in research and development.

Important Qualities

Concentration. Electrical and electronics engineers design and develop complex electrical systems and electronic components and products. They must be able to keep track of multiple design elements and technical characteristics when performing these tasks.

Initiative. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to apply their knowledge to new tasks in every project they undertake. In addition, they must engage in continuing education to keep up with changes in technology.

Interpersonal skills. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to work with others during the manufacturing process to ensure that their plans are implemented correctly. This collaboration includes monitoring technicians and devising remedies to problems as they arise.

Math skills. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to use the principles of calculus and other advanced math in order to analyze, design, and troubleshoot equipment.

Speaking skills. Electrical and electronics engineers work closely with other engineers and technicians. They must be able to explain their designs and reasoning clearly and to relay instructions during product development and production. They also may need to explain complex issues to customers who have little or no technical expertise.

Writing skills. Electrical and electronics engineers develop technical publications related to equipment they develop, including maintenance manuals, operation manuals, parts lists, product proposals, and design methods documents.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as electrical and electronics engineers. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam can be taken right after graduation from a college or university. Engineers who pass this exam commonly are called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After getting work experience, EITs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam.

Several states require engineers to take continuing education courses to keep their license. Most states recognize licensure from other states if the licensing state’s requirements meet or exceed their own licensure requirements.

Advancement

Electrical and electronic engineers may advance to supervisory positions in which they lead a team of engineers and technicians. Some may move to management positions, working as engineering or program managers. Preparation for managerial positions usually requires working under the guidance of a more experienced engineer. For more information, see the profile on architectural and engineering managers.

For sales work, an engineering background enables engineers to discuss a product's technical aspects and assist in product planning and use. For more information, see the profile on sales engineers.

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Telecom Engineer Career Paths

Telecom Engineer
Engineer Project Engineer
Construction Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Engineer Consultant
Information Technology Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Engineer Consultant Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Information Technology Director Chief Information Officer
Chief Technology Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Quality Manager Production Manager
Technical Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Technical Project Manager Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Developer Systems Analyst
Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Senior Systems Engineer
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Radio Frequency Engineer
Radio Frequency Engineer Lead
7 Yearsyrs
Telecommunication Engineer Network Engineer
Radio Frequency Engineer
5 Yearsyrs
Telecommunication Engineer Network Engineer Design Engineer
Design Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Telecommunication Engineer Network Engineer Network Manager
Technical Services Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Lead Technician Technical Manager
Technical Operations Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Information Technology Project Manager Program/Project Manager
Custom Project Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Radio Frequency Engineer Senior Engineer Lead Engineer
Engineering Technician Lead
7 Yearsyrs
Radio Frequency Engineer Senior Field Engineer
Lead Field Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Senior Development Engineer Senior Design Engineer
Senior Engineering Team Leader
8 Yearsyrs
Voice Engineer Senior Telecommunications Analyst
Telecommunications Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Technologist Senior Field Engineer
Senior Customer Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Voice Engineer Communications Engineer Telecommunications Analyst
Senior Telecommunications Engineer
9 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Telecom Manager 4.5 years
Telecom Specialist 4.3 years
Radio Engineer 3.5 years
Telecom Analyst 3.5 years
Engineer 3.3 years
Field Engineer 3.1 years
Telecom Consultant 3.0 years
Telecom Engineer 3.0 years
Voice Engineer 2.9 years
Top Careers Before Telecom Engineer
Engineer 8.6%
Technician 5.1%
Top Careers After Telecom Engineer
Engineer 11.3%
Consultant 4.2%
Owner 3.1%
Manager 2.9%

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Telecom Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

74.7%

Female

13.8%

Unknown

11.6%
Ethnicity

White

49.5%

Hispanic or Latino

16.4%

Asian

15.3%

Black or African American

10.8%

Unknown

8.2%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Carrier

44.8%

Spanish

10.3%

Filipino

6.9%

Korean

6.9%

Portuguese

3.4%

Hawaiian

3.4%

Ukrainian

3.4%

German

3.4%

French

3.4%

Amharic

3.4%

Hindi

3.4%

Russian

3.4%

Arabic

3.4%
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Telecom Engineer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

15.0%

University of Texas at Arlington

9.7%

Southern Methodist University

8.0%

Central State University

5.3%

University of Houston

5.3%

Oklahoma State University

5.3%

George Mason University

5.3%

Rochester Institute of Technology

4.4%

Saint Louis University-

4.4%

Texas A&M University

4.4%

Northern Virginia Community College

4.4%

San Jose State University

3.5%

Strayer University

3.5%

North Carolina Central University

3.5%

Purdue University

3.5%

University of Maryland - College Park

3.5%

Wichita State University

2.7%

University of Nebraska at Omaha

2.7%

University of Texas at Dallas

2.7%

University of Illinois at Springfield

2.7%
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Majors

Electrical Engineering

36.7%

Business

12.1%

Computer Science

9.3%

Computer Networking

6.9%

Electrical Engineering Technology

5.8%

Computer Information Systems

4.5%

Information Technology

3.4%

Management

2.6%

Computer Engineering

2.6%

Communication

2.4%

Project Management

2.0%

Engineering

1.9%

Marketing

1.9%

Computer Technical Support

1.3%

Education

1.3%

Management Information Systems

1.1%

Telecommunications Management

1.1%

Graphic Communications

1.1%

Accounting

1.1%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

0.9%
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Degrees

Bachelors

40.7%

Masters

22.6%

Other

21.6%

Associate

8.4%

Certificate

3.3%

Diploma

2.4%

Doctorate

0.9%
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Average Yearly Salary
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$58,000
Min 10%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
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Best Paying Company
Conduent
Highest Paying City
Sunnyvale, CA
Highest Paying State
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Avg Experience Level
3.4 years
How much does a Telecom Engineer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Telecom Engineer in the United States is $79,975 per year or $38 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $58,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $109,000.

Real Telecom Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
RAN Telecom Engineer-III Nextgen Global Resources, LLC Concord, CA May 08, 2016 $147,000
Telecom Engineer Metasys Technologies, Inc. Duluth, GA Nov 20, 2014 $144,335
Telecom Engineer Questivity Inc. Santa Clara, CA Nov 07, 2014 $142,667
Telecom Engineer 3 Paypal, Inc. San Jose, CA May 25, 2015 $140,000
Telecom Engineer-Tier II Adi Worldlink, LLC Frisco, TX Apr 11, 2015 $114,005
Telecom Engineer Atlanta Trading & Eng Consulting LLC Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ Feb 05, 2016 $108,160
Telecom Engineer II Nextgen Global Resources LLC Ontario, CA Dec 15, 2016 $100,024
Telecom Engineer Quicken Loans Inc. Detroit, MI Aug 29, 2014 $100,000
Telecom Engineer-Tier II Adi Worldlink, LLC Plano, TX Feb 01, 2016 $95,000 -
$100,000
Telecom Engineer GSI Commerce Solutions Inc. Melbourne, FL Sep 08, 2014 $92,000
Telecom Engineer-Tier II Adi Worldlink, LLC Frisco, TX Nov 29, 2014 $90,181 -
$95,181
Telecom Engineer-Tier II Adi Worldlink, LLC Frisco, TX May 26, 2015 $90,000 -
$95,200
Telecom Engineer BTI Solutions, Inc. Dba Blue Telcom, Inc. Bellevue, WA Sep 28, 2016 $89,461
Telecom Engineer Mantra Telecom, Inc. Irving, TX Feb 29, 2016 $88,000
Telecom Engineer Inabia Software & Consulting Redmond, WA Sep 10, 2014 $74,880
Telecom Engineer ECOM Consulting Inc. MD Jun 25, 2015 $74,880
Telecom Engineer Inabia Software & Consulting, Inc. Redmond, WA May 18, 2013 $73,882
Telecom Engineer Yantrasoft Inc. MD Sep 18, 2013 $73,045
Telecom Engineer Yantrasoft Inc. MD Oct 29, 2014 $73,045
Telecom Engineer Blue Horizon Concepts, Inc. VA Oct 01, 2013 $72,800
Telecom Engineer (LTE Test) TELE Tech Team, LLC Redmond, WA Sep 12, 2015 $72,800
Telecom Engineer (IT) Objects On Net, Inc. Hayward, CA Sep 23, 2015 $72,400
Telecom Engineer BTI Solutions, Inc. Overland Park, KS Sep 19, 2016 $65,874
Telecom Engineer Mantra Telecom, Inc. Plainsboro, NJ Jan 28, 2016 $65,333 -
$75,000
Telecom Engineer Pixaware Technologies, LLC Richardson, TX Sep 26, 2016 $65,200
Telecom Engineer Mantra Telecom, Inc. Irving, TX May 30, 2016 $65,042 -
$85,000
Telecom Engineer Mantra Telecom, Inc. San Jose, CA May 30, 2016 $65,042 -
$85,000
Telecom Engineer Mantra Telecom, Inc. Reston, VA Sep 24, 2013 $65,021 -
$85,000
Telecom Engineer Blue Telcom, Inc. Bridgewater, NJ Sep 18, 2013 $65,000
Telecom Engineer Mantra Telecom, Inc. Irving, TX May 01, 2015 $65,000 -
$95,000

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Top Skills for A Telecom Engineer

  1. PBX
  2. Voip
  3. Tcp/Ip
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  • Maintained a legacy arrangement of 8 different PBX servers running various versions of Asterisk on CentOS Linux.
  • Create and deliver professional presentations for departments and executives considering VoIP-this includes cost analysis and R.O.I.
  • Installed, maintained, and resolved TCP/IP, routing issues.
  • Provided technical support and training to agents and Management on the use of CMS and CTI applications.
  • Configured and programed AVST Call Express and Modular messaging voicemail systems for Auto Attendants and 2000 plus voicemails.

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