Cable television service technicians

Cable television service technicians

NOC
7247

- Cable television service and maintenance technicians

Install, maintain and repair cable and satellite television and internet equipment in homes and commercial buildings, or maintain and repair cable television transmission and distribution systems.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

4
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$60,962
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

56
 

% Working Full Time

100%
 

% Working Full Year

86%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Cable television service technicians install, maintain and repair cable and satellite television and Internet signal and associated equipment in homes and commercial buildings. Cable television maintenance technicians maintain and repair cable television transmission and distribution systems and associated hardware. They are employed by cable and satellite television companies.

Main Duties

Cable television service technicians perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Communicate with subscribers and company personnel to determine work assignments
  • Connect, disconnect and relocate cable outlets, install splitters, converters, decoders, terminals, digital boxes, satellite and pay TV equipment, and install other cable hardware and systems at subscriber's premises
  • Install cable modems, routers and software to enable Internet access at subscriber's premises
  • Inspect, test and repair cable and satellite television signals and associated equipment at subscriber's premises.

Cable television maintenance technicians perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Maintain and repair main aerial and underground coaxial and fibre optic cable television transmission lines, trunking and related distribution and interconnecting systems including power supplies and amplifiers
  • Inspect, monitor, test and adjust cable transmission and distribution systems
  • Repair or replace faulty cables, power supplies, amplifiers and other associated transmission and distribution equipment
  • Climb and work aloft on poles, ladders or other support structures
  • Communicate with other workers to co-ordinate the preparation and completion of work assignments.

Also Known As

  • cable television installation technician
  • cable television installer
  • cable television maintenance technician
  • cablevision servicer
  • CATV technician
  • direct broadcast satellite (DBS) technician - cable television
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • Completion of a college program in electronics or A combination of college, correspondence or industry courses related to electronics and electrical systems and on-the-job training or Completion of a four-year cable television technician apprenticeship program is required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

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0.0%
Female
100.0%
Male
Employment by age

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0.0%
15-24
20.0%
25-34
40.0%
35-44
26.7%
45-54
13.3%
55-64
0.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
23.1%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
0.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
76.9%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
0.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

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43.8%
Information and cultural industries
31.3%
Construction
12.5%
Wholesale trade
12.5%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

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33.30%
Northeast
16.70%
Southeast
33.30%
Southwest
0.00%
Central
16.70%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

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Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

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Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$60,962

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$61,052

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$60,962

Newfoundland

N/A

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

N/A

Canada

$43,486
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

4
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

4
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

21
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

5
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

16