The best thing you can do to prepare yourself for a career as a tower technician is to get your training and certifications. You can do this through Pinnacle Career Institute's online tower technician training program.
There are a few different aspects you should consider before you decide to join this industry.
First, what do cell techs even do and why do we need them?
Cell tower technicians repair and maintain cell phone towers to guarantee that your phones receive good signal and work properly. This is a highly-employed field ever since cell phones have become more and more advanced. With 5G on the rise, more techs are needed than ever!
Let's talk safety!
The company who employs you is devoted to your health and safety above all else. They wouldn't let anyone up on a tower who wasn't completely comfortable doing so, both for the company's sake and the employee's. You will learn the ropes (literally) of the strapping procedures and climbing safety.
Some companies provide you with on-the-job training, but it's extremely beneficial to have your training and certifications beforehand. It will also make you a better candidate in the eyes of a potential employer, and you'll have an easier time with the company's training.
What type of people are fit for this industry?
To ensure that the towers are running properly, techs need to be able to get to the top to repair and replace the equipment. That being said, to get the job done, techs should be comfortable with heights. It's an extremely hands-on job and you're working under a lot of pressure. You must be very detail-oriented and a hard worker.
If you like doing something different every day and you're the type of person who doesn't want a desk job, you should consider this career path.
Pinnacle Career Institute is fully prepared to help you thrive in this industry with our Tower Technician Certification Program.
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