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Career and Education Opportunities for Telemarketers in South Dakota

South Dakota has a population of 812,383, which has grown by 7.62% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Mount Rushmore State," its capital is Pierre, though its biggest city is Sioux Falls.

There are currently 700 jobs for telemarketers in South Dakota and this is projected to grow 8% to 750 jobs by 2016. This is better than the national trend for telemarketers, which sees this job pool shrinking by about 11.1% over the next eight years. In general, telemarketers solicit orders for goods or services over the telephone.

A person working as a telemarketer can expect to earn about $9 per hour or $20,380 yearly on average in South Dakota and about $10 hourly or $21,960 annually on average in the U.S. as a whole. Earnings for telemarketers are not quite as good as earnings in the general category of Sales and Clerical in South Dakota and not quite as good as general Sales and Clerical category earnings nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 566,490 jobs in South Dakota. The average annual income was $38,644 in 2008, up from $36,428 the previous year. The unemployment rate in South Dakota was 4.8% in 2009, which has grown by 1.7% since the previous year. Roughly 21.5% of South Dakota residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in South Dakota include nonstore retailers, gasoline stations with convenience stores, and sign manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Old Courthouse Museum, the Sioux Falls City, and the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Muum of Natural Hstry.

CITIES WITH Telemarketer OPPORTUNITIES IN South Dakota


JOB DESCRIPTION: Telemarketer

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

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

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.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in South Dakota include:

  • Retail Sales Manager. Directly supervise sales workers in a retail establishment or department. Duties may include management functions, such as purchasing, budgeting, and personnel work, in addition to supervisory duties.
  • Retail Salesman. Sell merchandise, such as furniture, motor vehicles, or apparel in a retail establishment.
  • Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representative. Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses or groups of individuals. Work requires substantial knowledge of items sold.

LOCATION INFORMATION: South Dakota

South Dakota
South Dakota photo by Dean Franklin

South Dakota has a population of 812,383, which has grown by 7.62% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Mount Rushmore State," its capital is Pierre, though its most populous city is Sioux Falls. In 2008, there were a total of 566,490 jobs in South Dakota. The average annual income was $38,644 in 2008, up from $36,428 the previous year. The unemployment rate in South Dakota was 4.8% in 2009, which has grown by 1.7% since the previous year. Roughly 21.5% of South Dakota residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in South Dakota include nonstore retailers, gasoline stations with convenience stores, and sign manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Pettigrew Home & Museum, the Sioux Falls City, and the Old Courthouse Museum.