Telecommunications Degree - Online and Campus Programs

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Programs:
  • Master of Arts: Strategic Communication
  • BS: Strategic Communication: Social Media Management
  • Master of Arts: Communication
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About the College of Westchester

Since 1915, The College of Westchester (CW) has focused on the career success of its students. CW's academic programs are carefully designed to provide the skills and competencies most desired by employers. Our campus environment is highly personal and our culture centers on service to students. CW faculty is selected based on experience, credentials and a caring attitude to bring real world knowledge to the classroom. The College's technologies and web-enhanced learning tools give students anywhere, anytime connectivity to courses, professors, classmates and services. The College of Westchester offers an exceptional experience that can lead to a lifetime of achievement and success.

Locations:  White Plains, NY

Programs:
  • Digital Media Specialist
  • Interactive Digital Media and Marketing - Bachelor's

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Telecom specialists plan cable routes, install equipment, expand existing structures, and solve engineering problems. Some engineers may research and develop new equipment. Typical jobs performed by telecommunications specialists include:
  • Telecommunications Manager
  • Telecom Technology Manager
  • Telecommunications Technology Manager
  • Telecom Engineering Manager

How to Become a Telecommunications Specialist

You need telecommunications degree or must take telecommunications classes to become a telecommunications specialist. A bachelor's degree in engineering is usually required for entry-level telecom engineering positions. Engineers whose work is more computer-based usually need a bachelor's degree in a different telecommunications program, like software engineering, computer science, or a related field. Some positions may only require an associate's degree or related experience.

Continuing Education in Telecommunications is Important

Because the telecommunications industry advances so rapidly, continuing education is important to maintain your knowledge of the field. Organizations, such as the National Coalition for Telecommunications Education and Learning, offer continuing education telecommunications classes.

Salary Ranges and Outlook for Telecommunications Specialist Careers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts job opportunities for telecommunications specialists will decline nine percent through 2018. The median annual salary of a public relations specialist was $80,808 in May 2008. Workers covered by a collective bargaining agreement through a union--which is common in telecom--receive substantial benefits, in addition to salaries or hourly wages.