Pay for telecommunications engineers varies depending on responsibility, experience and area of specialisation.
This information is a guide only. )
Sources : Futureintech, 2017; Trade Me, 'Salary Guide', March 2017.
What you will do
Telecommunications engineers may do some or all of the following :
Skills and knowledge
Telecommunications engineers need :
Telecommunications engineers :
To become a telecommunications engineer you need to have a tertiary qualification, such as a diploma or degree, in telecommunications, electrical and electronic engineering, or computer science.
Some employers offer cadetships, which allow you to study for a qualification while working.
The New Zealand Army offers training for recruits who want to become engineers specialising in telecommunications.
A minimum of NCEA Level 2 is required to enter tertiary training. Useful subjects include physics, maths with calculus, digital technologies and English.
Telecommunications engineers need to be :
Useful experience for telecommunications engineers includes work in :
Telecommunications engineers need to have good eyesight (with or without corrective lenses).