Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 49-2021 Radio Mechanics
Test or repair mobile or stationary radio transmitting and receiving equipment and two-way radio communications systems used in ship-to-shore communications and found in service and emergency vehicles.
Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Read work orders, blueprints, plans, datasheets or site drawings to determine work to be done. Inspect completed work to ensure all hardware is tight, antennas are level, hangers are properly fastened, proper support is in place, or adequate weather proofing has been installed. Bolt equipment into place, using hand or power tools. Test operation of tower transmission components, using sweep testing tools or software. Run appropriate power, ground, or coaxial cables. Check antenna positioning to ensure specified azimuths or mechanical tilts and adjust as necessary. Replace existing antennas with new antennas as directed. Install all necessary transmission equipment components, including antennas or antenna mounts, surge arrestors, transmission lines, connectors, or tower-mounted amplifiers (TMAs). Take site survey photos or photos of work performed, using digital cameras. Complete reports related to project status, progress, or other work details, using computer software.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $13.53   Entry $28,141.00
Mean $21.00   Mean $43,664.00
Experience $24.73 Experience $51,431.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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No postsecondary schools reported programs.
Occupational Videos
49-2021.00 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers