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Finding a new career
#23576 01/31/10 07:43 AM
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Where would one get the schooling training to work on these business phone systems as a permanent occupation? Thank you in advance.

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I would suggest try to find a job with a inter-connect. That is where you can get some experence and trainning. Very few Manufactures train techs who do not work for a inter-connect that is authorized to sell there products.

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You might want to checkout your states apprenticeship programs:

https://www.mass.gov/?pageID=elwdsu...=Apprenticeable+Occupations&sid=Elwd

I don't know if you need a licence in your State to do the line of work you are think of.


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Besides the fact that a career in this business is like the career of a Titanic deckhand.

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WOW I had no idea it was a dying trade.Is it just that the equiptment is doing away with techs? Or just keep some diving gear real handy.

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If I were you I would look at the IT and computer field. That's what it's being taken over by.

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And sparky...


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Besides the fact that a career in this business is like the career of a Titanic deckhand.
That's why we love ya, Hal...ever the optimist!

By the way, the Titanic deck hands fared better than the passengers, because they grabbed the life vests, elbowed their way onto the boats, and whacked the rich folks in the head with the oars.


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I would have to disagree. Telecommunications is not going away, but it is changing.

If you're interested in a career in this field, look for a job with an interconnect, as was suggested. Also, learn as much as you can about networking via school and by practicing on your own.

Read whatever you can get your hands on about Telecommunications, both old-school and new.

Phones and cabling go hand-in-hand. Learn codes and standards. Consider some BICSI training. If you want to set yourself apart from 90% of the IT Guys and other cable installers, read/study the NEC.

Computer knowledge is a must. I guess that is true for most fields now.

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I agree with nfcphoneman, its not going away. Change is good and bad,but there will always be a need for Telephone tech's, those other guys (Sparky-IT), just don't get "Voice Communications". If you want to learn this trade You have to start at the bottom like any Trade and Learn the Basics.


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