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Telephone: Career and Education Opportunities in Pennsylvania

Telephone: Telephone and switchboard operators are often the first voice a customer hears when contacting a company. Using their knowledge of a company's operation, they route people with questions to the right person at the right time.

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Pennsylvania has a population of 12,604,767, which has grown by 2.64% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Keystone State," its capital is Harrisburg, though its most populous city is Philadelphia. In 2008, there were a total of 7,407,409 jobs in Pennsylvania. The average annual income was $39,762 in 2008, up from $38,738 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Pennsylvania was 8.1% in 2009, which has grown by 2.8% since the previous year. About 22.4% of Pennsylvania residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Pennsylvania include railroad rolling stock manufacturing, women's' cut apparel manufacturing, and community care facilities for the elderly. Notable tourist destinations include the Marian Anderson Residence Museum, the American Interfaith Institute, and the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary.

CITIES WITH Telephone OPPORTUNITIES IN Pennsylvania


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Telephone Operator

Telephone Operators provide information by accessing alphabetical and geographical directories. Telephone Operators need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues. They also need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues.