Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (43-2011)
Occupation description: Operate telephone business systems equipment or switchboards to relay incoming, outgoing, and interoffice calls. May supply information to callers and record messages.
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Labor Force Indicators
|2015 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
||Percent nonresident||Percent age 45 plus||Percent age 50 plus
|2015 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||71
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||9
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||14
|2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
|Number of registrants
|Number of job position postings
|Ratio of registrants to job position postings
Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: High school diploma or equivalent
||Work experience: None
||On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training