Telephone Operators

0.9/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $18.13 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 94% (You are doomed)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Social Perceptiveness
Assisting and Caring for Others
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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 'Telephone Operators' job openings is expected to decline by -25.4% by 2030
'Telephone Operators' 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 'Telephone Operators' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Telephone Operators' was $37,710, or $18.13 hourly
'Telephone Operators' are paid 10.1% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as telephone operators?

As of 2020 there were 4,630 people employed as Telephone Operators within the United States.
This represents around 0.003% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 30 thousand people are employed as Telephone Operators.

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: 43-2021.00

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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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