A.K.A. Fiber Optic Installer or Fiber Network Technician.
Salary Range: $45-70k per year.
As a fiber optic technician, or fiber network technician, you are responsible for installing and maintaining fiber optic networks. Fiber optics are used to transfer data for a variety of purposes, like phone, cable television, and internet.
Fiber optic technicians work in commercial and residential settings, installing new fiber optic lines and making repairs to existing networks. You may also be responsible for setting up equipment, like modems, or helping clients establish email accounts.
Sample Qualifications & Requirements:
- Technical knowledge of communications networks
- Troubleshooting and mechanical skills
- Fundamental knowledge of computers and associated electronic systems
- Skill with a variety of hand tools and power tools
Certification Programs Available:
- Certified Fiber Optics Technician (FOT)
- Certified Fiber Optics Designer (FOD)
- Data Cabling Installer Certification (DCIC)
- Certified Military Fiber Optics Installation Professional (MFOI)