Line installers and repairers install or repair electrical power systems and telecommunications cables, including fiber optics.
To become proficient, most line installers and repairers require technical instruction and long-term on-the-job training. Apprenticeships are common.
Overall employment of line installers and repairers is projected to show little or no change from 2019 to 2029.
Line workers encounter serious hazards on the job, including working with high-voltage electricity, often at great heights. The work also can be physically demanding. Although most work full time during regular business hours, some work irregular hours on evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays when needed.