Switchboard Operator Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 93,200 Switchboard Operators in the United States. The Switchboard Operator job market is expected to shrink by -19.8% between 2016 and 2026.

Switchboard Operator Employability Rating

F Sokanu rates Switchboard Operators with a F employability rating, meaning this career should provide poor employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will lose -11,800 Switchboard Operators. That number is based on the retirement of 6,700 existing Switchboard Operators.

Supply of Switchboard Operators

The Switchboard Operator industry is concentrated in California, Texas, and Florida.

Switchboard Operator Job Market by State

State name Employed Switchboard Operators
California 11,150
Texas 4,980
Florida 4,970
New York 4,900
Georgia 3,350
Illinois 3,210
Ohio 3,160
Pennsylvania 3,010
North Carolina 2,560
Michigan 2,470
Tennessee 2,090
Massachusetts 1,940
Louisiana 1,920
New Jersey 1,860
Nevada 1,790
Missouri 1,530
South Carolina 1,530
Kentucky 1,510
Maryland 1,320
Indiana 1,260
Colorado 1,250
Virginia 1,190
Arizona 1,140
Oregon 1,130
Wisconsin 1,080
Alabama 1,080
Minnesota 900
Kansas 890
Oklahoma 780
Nebraska 760
Mississippi 760
Utah 700
Connecticut 690
Arkansas 660
Hawaii 640
New Mexico 610
Maine 550
Rhode Island 520
Puerto Rico 520
New Hampshire 450
Iowa 410
Idaho 390
West Virginia 380
District of Columbia 290
Delaware 240
Montana 150
Alaska 100
Wyoming 100
North Dakota 90
Virgin Islands 80
Guam 60
South Dakota 40

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