Each telecom company will have a unique system with their own operating system. Learning and understanding these systems will be crucial to your success in this field. Preparing before entering the work field can help give you experience that will boost your career. Be sure to find out if there is any job shadowing or pre-courses you can take before looking for employment. Opportunities like this will show future employers that you are serious about making this your career and that you are willing to learn all you can. The nature of your work will take you all over the country for different periods of time. Make sure that traveling and being away from home is something that you are not opposed to. It’s important to take all these things into account before entering the job field. If you enjoy the tech work and system programming, but not the traveling then you may want to look into different opportunities within the tech field. Many telecom companies’ jobs don’t require you to work abroad and offer more permanent positions.
The job training for this career is pretty straight forward once you’ve learned their operating system. There are online courses that will give a general knowledge of the job and its requirements. Specific system training and software knowledge will either be provided by the company or offered online by a tech school. You will need certification for software installation and for installing network systems. With some companies, experience will be very important. It is a good idea to work at an entry level job for a few years and gain experience. Once you have gained knowledge and have a high performance level it would be a good idea to pursue a higher position.
If you are unsure about whether this is something you would like to do as a profession you should look for opportunities to do an internship or job shadow in your area. These are great ways for you to see on the job experiences before entering the work field. Be sure to talk to an employment office to find out the current employment status of this career and whether the employment rate is good. Sometimes you can find a career with a higher employment rate and better pay with a similar job description. The most important thing to remember when choosing a future career is to ask questions. Never feel like your hands are tied or you have to take a job. Explore all the options and make sure that the job will fit you and your expectations.