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Telephone Operators

Overview

Telephone operators help people using phone company services, as well as other telephone users, to place calls and to make connections. There are approximately 112,400 switchboard operators, 9,750 telephone operators, and 2,010 other communications equipment operators employed in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Outgoing

Social

Talkative

Career Ladder
PBX Service Adviser or Switchboard Operator

Chief Operator

Assistant Chief Operator

Telephone Operator

Trainee

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