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Career and Education Opportunities for Telemarketers

In general, telemarketers solicit orders for goods or services over the telephone.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Telemarketer career.


Highlighted states contain educational opportunities in Sales and Clerical


Telemarketer video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Telemarketers explain products or services and prices, and answer questions from clients. They also obtain customer data such as name and payment method, and enter orders into computers. Finally, telemarketers deliver prepared sales talks, reading from scripts that describe products or services, so as to persuade potential clients to acquire a product or service or to make a donation.

Every day, telemarketers are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. It is also important that they listen to and understand others in meetings.