Telephone Operators

Telephone operators help people using phone company services, as well as other telephone operators, to place calls and to make connections. There are approximately 181,600 switchboard operators, 22,700 telephone operators, and 3,600 other communications equipment operators employed in the United States.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Speech
  • Computer
  • Interpersonal
  • Public Speaking
Personality Traits
  • Outgoing
  • Social
  • Talkative
Licensure/Certification None

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