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Career Outlook for Telephone Operators

Also known as:  411 Directory Assistance Operator, Directory Assistance Operator, Information Operator, Local Telephone Operator, Long Distance Operator, Telephone Exchange Operator
The overall job outlook for Telephone Operator careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 51.56 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 8.59 percent per year. Demand for Telephone Operators is expected to go up, with an expected 3,250 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 2.18 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Telephone Operators in the following states
California 3,340
Pennsylvania 2,360
New York 1,210
Texas 1,110
Georgia 840
Florida 720
New Jersey 690
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Telephone Operators
Washington 30
Wisconsin 40
Hawaii 40
Delaware 60
New Mexico 60
Vermont 100
Puerto Rico 130