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Employment: Line Installers and Repairers




Line installers and repairers held about 268,000 jobs in 2002. Approximately 167,000 were telecommunications line installers and repairers; the remainder were electrical powerline installers and repairers. Nearly all line installers and repairers worked for telecommunications, construction or electric power generation, transmission, and distributions companies. Approximately 9,300 line installers and repairers were self-employed.