Typical duties and responsibilities
A telecommunication analyst provides technical support for an organizations telecommunication systems design. Typically, they are responsible for reviewing, analyzing and maintaining the telecommunications system of an organization. They are involved with every stage of development and implementation of a systems and will assist with the development, design and client training of the system. Their typical duties include:
- Reviewing, analyzing and maintaining an organizations telecommunications system
- Providing customer training of the telecommunications features and functionality
- Conducting feasibility studies for projects
- Designing and developing telecommunications systems
Like most technology and computer-focused roles, employers typically look for a degree in computer Science, information systems or another elated field.
Skills and work experience
As well as meeting the educational requirements, telecommunication analysts will need skills such as:
- Critical thinking, as they will need to use logic to identify the strengths and weaknesses with a particular telecommunication systems problem
- Network knowledge, as telecommunications analysts will work with a variety of different networks and must understand telecommunication networks
- Problem-solving, as telecommunications analysts will need to solve a huge range of technical problems
- Communication and teaching skills, as telecommunications analysts will need to be able to communicate effectively with coworkers
You can expect to be working full-time in normal business hours (Monday to Friday). However, sometimes you will need to be on call and work outside of normal business hours!
According to PayScale, the average salary for a telecommunications analyst in the United States is $62,000 annually. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $44,000 and the highest 10 percent earned over $88,000 per year.
Typically, telecommunications analysts will start their career working under the supervision of someone more experienced. However, as they gather more experience, there are options for them to advance into more senior and specialized roles. Telecommunications analysts can also progress further by become a self-employed consultants.