I am currently a trainer in cable TV. I have been in cable TV for 44 years. For this job you need: the ability to show up on time, be willing to learn about new equipment and methods, have a basic knowledge of electronics, have a working knowledge of TV sets, modems and routers.
You will be trained by the cable TV Operator or cable TV contractor during a three to six week time period. You must be comfortable 18' up on a pole with a ladder.
If you are a high school graduate or have a GED, this is the job for you. If you have a four-year degree from a college that does not have a jingle, this is not your job.
Warning! Cable TV Techs after about age 50 are very rare. If you want to stay in cable TV past this age, you had better be a supervisor.