We surveyed 4,335 telemarketers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical telemarketer. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a telemarketer?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become a telemarketer?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a telemarketer typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a telemarketer?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a telemarketer. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for telemarketers.

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Do telemarketers work full-time or part-time?

67% of telemarketers work in full-time roles while 33% work part-time.

Is being a telemarketer stressful?

Low

High

Stress is very commonplace for telemarketers, contributing negatively towards career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a telemarketer?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a telemarketer.

How competitive is the workplace for telemarketers?

Low

High

Telemarketers see mild competition in their workplace.

Does being a telemarketer require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Telemarketers will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are telemarketers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Telemarketers rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do telemarketers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Telemarketers tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a telemarketer physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as a telemarketers is rarely physically demanding, making it a suitable option for those unable to perform physically strenuous tasks.

Does being a telemarketer require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a telemarketer.

Does being a good telemarketer require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a telemarketer.