We surveyed 323 switchboard operators to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical switchboard operator. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a switchboard operator?



Working as a switchboard operator typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a switchboard operator?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a switchboard operator typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.

Is it easy to get a job as a switchboard operator?



It’s typically difficult to find a job as a switchboard operator. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for switchboard operators.


Do switchboard operators work full-time or part-time?

62% of switchboard operators work in full-time roles while 38% work part-time.