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.
States with the most Telephone Operators
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
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

FASTEST JOB GROWTH

In recent years, Telephone Operators have the highest job vacancies and job growth rate in the following states
Maryland
125.00%
Connecticut
72.73%
Vermont
66.67%
California
51.82%
West Virginia
37.93%
Alabama
35.71%
Hawaii
33.33%

SLOWEST JOB GROWTH

The following states have had the lowest job openings and growth rates for this career in recent years
Missouri
-72.73%
Louisiana
-72.55%
Indiana
-61.36%
Kentucky
-57.29%
Texas
-53.94%
South Carolina
-42.22%
Florida
-36.28%

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