1.0/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $13.42 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 95% (You are doomed)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

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

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Telemarketers' job openings is expected to decline by -18.3% by 2030
'Telemarketers' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Telemarketers' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Telemarketers' was $27,920, or $13.42 hourly
'Telemarketers' are paid 33.4% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as telemarketers?

As of 2020 there were 117,610 people employed as Telemarketers within the United States.
This represents around 0.08% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Telemarketers.

Job description

Solicit donations or orders for goods or services over the telephone.

SOC Code: 41-9041.00

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Jet (Highly likely) says
Google will probably be the first one, and they desperately need it. It is almost impossible to reach someone at Google support, think about how many people they would need to hire. Billions of people use their services literally everyday.
Mar 06, 2020 at 11:19 PM
Reuben Black says
Telemarketing should be a thing done by people now because I wouldn't mind doing it when I'm older and looking for jobs because I'm good with computers so you know if u have any offers ring me in about ten years 0792656XXXX......
Jan 21, 2020 at 09:55 AM
xavier (Highly likely) says
its already happened
Aug 20, 2019 at 01:40 AM
sarah heckins says
omg I know
Jan 21, 2020 at 09:55 AM
juuuh (Likely) says
I feel like its already happening, receiving annoying robo calls isn't unusual these days. 20 years is a long time - telemarketing needs to evolve (no idea how) or it will be gone.
Aug 09, 2019 at 09:16 AM

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