about the job
A line installer, also known as a line worker, is the one responsible for installing, repairing, and maintaining power lines and cables. Everywhere you go, there are power lines and cables that provide people with electricity, phones, cable television, and Internet. Line installers can also specialize in different areas depending on the industry.
what you'll do
Electrical power-line installers and repairers install, maintain, and repair the electrical grid – the network of power lines that provide electricity to homes, businesses, schools, hospitals, and other buildings. They work with high-voltage lines and transformers, underground conduits, and highly specialized equipment. Line workers tend to travel around within their designated region in order to make sure that everything is running smoothly and that there are no outages. They may also work on traffic-signal lights and streetlights.
A high school diploma is required to become either type of line worker. Most of the time, the worker will be trained on the job by his or her company. Long-term on-the-job and technical training will help a worker advance in his or her career. Apprenticeships are also common.
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what you'll get paid
The average salary is $62,400 but will vary depending on experience and training.