Telecommunication Carriers Managers

(NOC 0131)

in All Management

These managers oversee the operations of a telecommunications company, department or facility. They work for wired, wireless, satellite and other telecommunications carriers.

Job Outlook

Average

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  • Estimate Decline employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 5 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate Low rate of unemployment in 2019

Compared to: All Management

  • Estimate -245 employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 3210 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is “average”, which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is comparable to the average for all occupations in Nova Scotia. This is not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent. The number employed in this occupation is expected to decline moderately over the next few years, which will likely limit the number of new opportunities available. With a moderate percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to contribute somewhat to employment opportunities over the coming years. Telecommunication Carriers Managers most commonly work full-time hours.

The median employment income for 76% of Telecommunication Carriers Managers who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $79,299. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

$24.28

Minimum

$41.03

Median

$56.41

Maximum

Annual Pay

$37,973

Minimum

$79,085

Median

$112,772

Maximum

Compared to: All Management

Hourly Pay

$16.70

Minimum

$45.17

Median

$58.17

Maximum

Annual Pay

$10,632

Minimum

$55,002

Median

$124,014

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

These managers oversee the operations of a telecommunications company, department or facility. They work for wired, wireless, satellite and other telecommunications carriers.

Job duties

Managers in this group:

  • Oversee the operations of a telecommunications company, department or facility.
  • Consult with senior managers to create policies for the development, operation and maintenance of telecommunications services.
  • Direct and control telecommunications traffic volume and flow within assigned areas, through subordinate supervisors and technical staff.
  • Analyze and evaluate telecommunications installation, operation and maintenance services and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Comply with telecommunications regulations and directives of government regulatory agencies.
  • Coordinate with representatives of related or connecting companies to solve joint problems and ensure efficient telecommunications system operations.
  • Recruit staff and oversee their training.

Sample job titles

  • dial plant manager
  • earth station manager
  • equipment chief
  • network installation manager
  • network operations manager
  • networks manager
  • surveillance manager
  • switching systems director
  • technical services manager
  • telecommunications manager
  • transmission traffic manager

Skills

You need strong leadership qualities and an ability to motivate others. You need excellent organizational, problem-solving, planning, and decision-making skills. You must have confidence and initiative, and you need excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Job requirements

  • A university degree in science, electrical engineering or a related field.
  • Several years of experience in a related technical profession, including supervisory experience.

Other considerations

Advancement to senior management positions in telecommunications is possible with experience.

By the numbers

Quick look

290

employed in 2016

94.9%

employed full-time

0.0%

self employed

33.9%
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66.1%
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47.5

median age

Compared to: All Management

44,250

employed in 2016

91.2%

employed full-time

18.9%

self employed

40.5%
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59.5%
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48.7

median age

Where will I likely work?

67.2%

Halifax

12.1%

North Shore

8.6%

Cape Breton

6.9%

Annapolis Valley

5.2%

Southern

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

100.0%

Information and cultural industries

What is the age of Employment?

36.0%

45-54

22.0%

55-64

22.0%

35-44

16.0%

25-34

3.0%

65+

Compared to: All Management

30.7%

45-54

23.1%

35-44

21.7%

55-64

14.0%

25-34

7.8%

65+

Top levels of education

36.2%

College Diploma

$84,539 median annual income
25.9%

Bachelor

$76,988 median annual income
24.1%

High school

$49,058 median annual income
5.2%

Master

N/A
5.2%

Diploma Below Bachelor

N/A

Compared to: All Management

27.2%

Bachelor

$71,875 median annual income
23.8%

High school

$42,294 median annual income
20.4%

College Diploma

$50,256 median annual income
9.1%

Master

$93,261 median annual income
7.2%

Trade Certification

$44,396 median annual income

Education & training

Computer and Information Sciences

College, Trades, or University Program

These programs focus on computing, computer science, and information science and systems as part of a broad and/or interdisciplinary program. Such programs are undifferentiated as to title and content and are not to be confused with specific programs in computer science, information science, or related support services.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

Saint Mary's University

Halifax, NS

Computer Science

College or University Program

These programs focus on computers, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. They include courses in the principles of computational science, and computing theory, computer hardware design, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

Institutions providing this program

Acadia University

Wolfville, NS

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

University of King's College

Halifax, NS

Mount Saint Vincent University

Halifax, NS

St. Francis Xavier University

Antigonish, NS

Saint Mary's University

Halifax, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Institute of Technology Campus

Halifax, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Marconi Campus

Sydney, NS

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

College, Trades, or University Program

These programs focus on designing, implementing, and managing linked systems of computers, peripherals, and associated software to maximize efficiency and productivity, and that prepares individuals to function as network specialists and managers at various levels. They include courses in operating systems and applications, systems design and analysis, networking theory and solutions, types of networks, network management and control, network and flow optimization, security, configuring, and troubleshooting.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

Engineering - General

University Program

These programs prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to solve a wide variety of practical problems in industry, social organization, public works, and commerce.

Institutions providing this program

Acadia University

Wolfville, NS

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

St. Francis Xavier University

Antigonish, NS

Saint Mary's University

Halifax, NS

Cape Breton University

Sydney, NS

Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture

Truro, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile

Contacts

Canadian Institute of Management - Maritimes
Various, NS

Additional resources

There are no additional resources for this occupation.