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Telecommunications Management Major

Telecommunications management is a major that typically falls into the Business, Management & Marketing category.

There are 0 programs available throughout the country that offer an associate’s degree in telcom management, 2 that offer a bachelor’s degree, and 7 that offer a master’s degree. There are also at least 1 schools in the nation where you can get your doctorate degree in the field.

Who Is Getting a Telcom Management Degree?

Telecommunications management is one of the least chosen majors in the country, ranked #340 in popularity. About students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the field in 2017.

Racial Distribution

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What Will You Learn as a Telecommunications Management Major?

An O*NET survey asked people with careers related to telcom management to rate how important certain subject areas were to their job. The following are some of the results of that survey. Importance was rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important.

Knowledge Areas for Telcom Management Majors

Telcom management majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:

Important Knowledge Areas for Telecommunications Management Majors

Skills for Telcom Management Majors

Telcom management majors are found most commonly in careers in which the following skills are important:

Important Skills for Telecommunications Management Majors

Abilities for Telcom Management Majors

As you progress with your telcom management degree, there are several abilities you should pick up that will help you in whatever related career you choose. These abilities include:

Important Abilities for telcom management Majors

What Can You Do With a Telcom Management Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with telcom management:

Careers Related to Telecommunications Management
Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary

Loss Prevention Managers



Compliance Managers



Regulatory Affairs Managers



Wind Energy Operations Managers



Business Professors



Security Managers



Investment Fund Managers



Supply Chain Managers



Telecommunications Management Major Salary

Average salaries range from $103,000 to $116,000 for careers related to telcom management. This range includes all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

To put that into context, the typical high school graduate makes between $29,000 and $57,000 a year. The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $44,000 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,000 and $120,000.

Average Salary for a Telcom Management Major  ( 103000 to 116000 )
Average Salary for High School Graduate  ( 29000 to 57000 )
Average Salary with Bachelor's Degree  ( 44000 to 99000 )
Average Salary with Advanced Degree  ( 55000 to 120000 )

Your salary will be largely dependent on the career path you follow and what area of the country (or world) you work. Getting a graduate degree may open up more options with higher salary potential.

Amount of Education Required for Telecommunications Management Major Jobs

Some careers associated with telcom management require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. Whatever the case may be, pursuing more education usually means that more career options will be available to you.

How much education do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to telcom management have obtained the following education levels.

Education Levels for Careers Associated With Telecommunications Management
Level of Education Percentage of Workers

Less Than a High School Diploma


High School Diploma or Equivalent


Post-Secondary Certificate


Some College Courses


Associate's Degree or Equivalent


Bachelor's Degree


Post-Baccalaureate Certificate


Master's Degree


Post-Master's Certificate


First Professional Degree


Doctoral Degree


Post-Doctoral Training


Online Telecommunications Management Programs

There are 2 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications management, with 1 of them offering at least some courses online.

Online learners must listen or watch video lectures, participate in group chats or forums, submit papers and assignments electronically, take tests, and meet deadlines.

Many learners are drawn to online programs due to the ease of use and flexibility. Students should be warned that those who enroll in online programs can take longer to graduate than average and are more likely to drop out.

Is a Telecommunications Management Major Worth It?

The median salary for a telcom management grad is $103,000 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 166% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $1,288,600 after 20 years!

telecommunications management salary compared to typical high school and college graduates over a 20 year period


Bureau of Labor Statistics
National Center for Education Statistics
O*NET Online
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