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Line installers and repairers
Description: Line installers and repairers lay the wires and cables that bring electricity, phone service, and cable TV signals into our homes. They clear lines of tree limbs, check them for damage, and make emergency repairs when needed. This job can be dangerous because installers and splicers work underground, high above ground, and with various chemicals and electricity.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $28,001 to $50,000 per year


There are 13 math topics Line installers and repairers need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Customary Measurement
Measurement Conversion
Basic Statistics
Statistical Graphing
Other Number Bases
Negative Numbers
Basic Problem Solving
Angle Measurement
Other Topics
Group Problem Solving
Mental Math
Inductive/Deductive Reasoning