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Employment: Communications Equipment Operators




Communications equipment operators held about 304,000 jobs in 2002. About 3 out of 4 worked as switchboard operators. Employment was distributed as follows:

Switchboard operators, including answering service 236,000
Telephone operators 50,000
All other communications equipment operators 19,000

Most switchboard operators worked for services establishments, such as employment services, hospitals, and hotels and motels.