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Careers and Amateur Radio

Careers and Amateur Radio

Hands-on learning with Amateur Radio can develop the skills and interests that lead to professional career choices.

 

Technical Careers and Amateur Radio

Here is a partial list of careers from the Turlock High School that was developed by the state of California; the list was sent by Bob Hoskins, KJ6QD. The Electronics Occupations Program at Turlock High School is a comprehensive electronics training program which utilizes Amateur Radio activities as cornerstones to motivate and give direction to students.

 

Areas of Occupational Specialization

Electronic Consumer Products Service

Audio-Video Repairer
Audiovisual-Aids Technician
Audiovisual Equipment Operator
Radio Mechanic
Radio Repairer
Television & Radio Repairer
Video Installer
Video Operator
Video Tape-Recording Engineer
Cable Television Installer
Cable Television Technician

Communications Electronics Technology

Communications Electronics Assembler
Communications Electronics Tester
Marine Radio Installer Servicer
Radio Mechanic

Computer Servicing Technology

Data Processing Mechanic
Computer Electronics Technician
Computer Service Technician

Avionics Technology

General Aviation-Avionics Technician

Telephony Technology

Telephone Repairer/Installer
Instrument Repairer
Assembler
Station Installer & Repairer
Equipment Installer

Electrical/Electrician

Electrician Apprentice
Electrician Helper
Airport Electrician
Neon Sign Servicer
Electrician
Electrical Appliance Servicer
Household Appliance Installer
Electrical Repairer
Security Alarm Installer

Electronic Consumer Products Service Categories

DC Circuits
AC Circuits
Solid State Devices
Analog Circuits
Digital Devices
Microprocessor Technology
Lab Practices

Topics within Amateur Radio that are useful to telecommunications careers:

DC Circuits
AC Circuits
Solid State Devices
Analog Circuits
Digital Devices
Microprocessor Technology
Lab Practices
Technical Recording & Reporting