Switchboard Operators (Including Answering Service)

Top 3 Switchboard Operator Jobs

  • Switchboard Operator/Receptionist - Peoples Family of Corporations - Saint Louis, MO

    Switchboard Operator Summary: Responsible for appropriately routing incoming calls, taking messages, and forwarding to designated individuals in a timely manner. Schedules appointments, gives ...


    This position is responsible for operating the hospital telephone switchboard . Requires courtesy, dependability, tack and mental alertness at all times. Determines nature of assistance required and ...

  • Switchboard Operator - AMERICAN BANK - Corpus Christi, TX

    Serves as the initial contact for customers who are entering the lobby and serves as the switchboard operator for the branch main phone number. Responsible for assisting customers with customer ...

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What Switchboard operators Do

Operate telephone business systems equipment or switchboards to relay incoming, outgoing, and interoffice calls. May supply information to callers and record messages.

Switchboard operator Salaries

  • 2020 employment: 59,900
  • May 2021 median annual wage: $30,150

Job Outlook for Switchboard operators

Projected employment change, 2020-30:

  • Number of new jobs: -13,600
  • Growth rate: -23 percent (Decline)

How to Become a Switchboard operator

Education and training:

  • Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Work experience in a related occupation: None
  • Typical on-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

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