Telecommunications involves the ability to communicate using a variety of electronic media, including cell phones, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), cable or satellite television, the internet or any other wireless service.

Telecommunications is considered an important part of the world economy and is estimated to have contributed to the world economy by $1.2 trillion.

Those trained in telecommunications will learn the fundamentals of current industry theory and practice, with extra emphasis placed on leadership skills. They also will learn the basics of operation of a telecommunications network and the technical aspects behind it.

There are a variety of degrees available in this industry, with most professionals possessing the minimum of a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications. Master’s degrees may be required for management positions within the telecommunications field, while doctorate degrees generally are reserved for those who wish to teach at a post-secondary level.

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