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Telephone: Career and Education Opportunities in Washington

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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Washington has a population of 6,664,195, which has grown by 13.07% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Evergreen State," its capital is Olympia, though its largest city is Seattle. In 2008, there were a total of 4,012,270 jobs in Washington. The average annual income was $42,747 in 2008, up from $41,919 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Washington was 8.9% in 2009, which has grown by 3.5% since the previous year. About 27.7% of Washington residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Washington include software publishers, offices of dentists, and overhead traveling crane, hoist, and monorail system manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Birthplace of Seattle Log House Museum, the History House, and the Boeing and Eames IMAX Theatres.

CITIES WITH Telephone OPPORTUNITIES IN Washington


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CAREERS WITHIN Telephone

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.