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Telemarketers

Overview

Telemarketers make and receive phone calls on behalf of a company in order to sell its goods, market its services, gather information, receive orders and complaints, solicit donations, and/or handle other miscellaneous business.

Telemarketing professionals might work directly for one company or for several companies that use the same service. In addition to selling, telemarketers place and receive calls in order to raise funds, conduct marketing research surveys, or raise public awareness. Accordingly, a wide variety of organizations in many industries employ telemarketers. There are approximately 226,730 people who work part time or full time as telemarketers.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $50,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Enterprising

Outgoing

Talkative

Career Ladder
Telemarketing Manager or Trainer

Experienced Telemarketer

Entry-Level Telemarketer