Telephone Operators


Will "Telephone Operators" be replaced by AI & Robots?

It's highly likely this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. This is further validated by our poll, which suggests a 82% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

You are doomed

or 97% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

People Employed


as of 2019

Median Annual Wage


or $17.19 hourly

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Least likely

How this compares with other jobs: 653 out of 707

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How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

People Employed (US)

Median Annual Wage (US)

Job description

Provide information by accessing alphabetical, geographical, or other directories. Assist customers with special billing requests, such as charges to a third party and credits or refunds for incorrectly dialed numbers or bad connections. May handle emergency calls and assist children or people with physical disabilities to make telephone calls.

SOC Code: 43-2021

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manu martinez (Highly likely) says
because technology is evolving to rapid that is taking the world by storm in everything
Aug 12, 2020 at 04:06 AM
Sarah (Highly likely) says
Telephone operator as an occupation will soon be gone because that job has been declining so quickly we can not imagine.
Jun 25, 2019 at 11:12 PM
seojin (Highly likely) says
no creativity, no collaboration, no critical thinking, repeatition and uncomplicated. that's why.
Jun 03, 2019 at 10:10 AM

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