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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Telephone operators and on wages and locations for those in the field. Business support services is the industry that employs the most Telephone operators, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Telephone operators, by average wage, is Wired telecommunications carriers. Telephone operators are paid most in Queens Village, Cambria Heights & Rosedale PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Wichita (South) & Derby Cities PUMA, KS.


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Demographic information on Telephone operators in the US. The average age of male Telephone operators in the workforce is 39.8 and of female Telephone operators is 42.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Telephone operators is White.

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Data on higher education choices for Telephone operators from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Telephone operators is Business but a relatively high number of Telephone operators hold a major in Communications.



Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Telephone operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Telephone operators need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Service Orientation, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Telephone operators need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Active Listening, and Speaking.

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Projections on wages and job growth for Telephone operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Telephone operators are expected to see a growth of -22.6% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

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