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Telemarketing Job Overview

Telemarketers use the telephone to call prospective clients to sell goods or ask for donations. While they usually have a script to follow, there's also a degree of uncertainty that goes along with this job since telemarketers never know what to expect from one call to the next. While most telemarketers will make outbound calls to a set list of customers, some will work with taking inbound calls to help complete the sale. No matter which type of call they receive, the main goal for every telemarketer is to earn revenue for their company.

Telemarketing Job Education Requirements

Starting a career as a telemarketer is relatively easy and straightforward since most companies only ask for a high school diploma or equivalent. Most of the training will happen on the job and can last anywhere from two weeks to one year. Depending on the product sold, certain background knowledge might be useful. For example, those seeking a technical marketing manager job will be viewed more favorably if they can prove they have experience with what they're selling.

Most employers seek telemarketers who:

  • can multitask effectively
  • have excellent listening skills
  • can offer outstanding customer service
  • are outgoing
  • have very good problem-solving capabilities
  • have experience working on computers

Telemarketing Job Market

In 2012, there were an estimated 250,100 telemarketers in the United States. This field is expected to grow about as fast as average at 8 percent. Therefore, in the next 10 years, it's expected that there will be an increase of 19,200 telemarketing jobs.

Telemarketing Job Salary Information

Typically, telemarketers will work around 30 to 40 hours a week. Since many call centers are open 24 hours a day every day of the year, there's a lot of scheduling flexibility in this job. Most telemarketers earn around $10.74 an hour, which gives them a median annual salary of $22,330.

However, those living in certain parts of the country can expect to earn much more. For example, the highest paid telemarketers live in Lake County, Ill. Here, the average salary is $44,200. Additionally, workers that live in San Jose, Calif., see an average salary of $39,150. Of course, many people will use their experience in telemarketing to move on to higher paying sales jobs such as a sales marketing representative. As a result, telemarketing often makes a good entry-level job for those seeking to move up the career ladder in sales.


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Do you enjoy talking on the phone? Do you have a pleasant and professional voice? Do you have a friendly personality? No sales involved - Simply set sales appointments! You will receive great training for 3 weeks -earning $10/hr PLUS $100-$200/week training bonuses! Upon completion of training program: *get a raise to $11/hr base (up to $12/hr with perfect attendance) *Earn $25,000 to $45,000 Inco...
Do you enjoy talking on the phone? Do you have a pleasant and professional voice? Do you have a friendly personality? No sales involved - Simply set sales appointments! You will receive great training for 3 weeks -earning $10/hr PLUS $100-$200/week training bonuses! Upon completion of training program: *get a raise to $11/hr base (up to $12/hr with perfect attendance) *Earn $25,000 to $45,000 Inco...
Smartlite USA is one of the largest mall advertising companies in the world with the exclusive advertising rights to over 325 of the largest shopping malls in the country. Full-time postion for EXPERIENCED, POLISHED, and AGGRESSIVE telemarketing rep. Requirements: Minimum 2 years of professional Telemarketing outbound calling experience. Motivated self-starter. Excellent follow up skills & Mu...
Miracle-Ear is looking for an appointment setter - scheduler. This person will be making outbound calls, setting appointments, managing the schedule for clinics, taking incoming calls, cold calls, warm calls off of files, reports, patient retention and mailings. Skills necessary are: · PLEASANT, PROFESSIONAL and ARTICULATE phone voice · Telesales and or phone sales experience a must! · Strong ...
Contact Center / Telemarketing Job Description: Part-time telemarketing position for printing and direct mail marketing company. Full-time available for qualified candidate. (20 hours per week minimum. Flexible hours available.) This is a new position for the company. Successful candidates will enjoy being on the phone during the work day. You’ll need exceptional listening skills, and the fle...
Vicom Computer Services, Inc. is a technology Services and Solution Provider. Our goal is to provide the best solutions and engineers to customers addressing the infrastructure, software, storage and security within organizations. We are a leader in delivering solutions in the NY Metro area and we are IBM’s National Partner of the Year. We seek an individual that thrives in a team setting, quickl...
Company Confidential GREENSBURG, PA, 15601
Telemarketing Team Members For full time hours with a set schedule. Paid training $9/hr along with very high bonus and commisions that you will not find anywhere else. Benefits after 90 days include 6 paid holidays, 5 days vacation, 8 personal days at the start of the calendar year for full time employees. Also health insurance with eye, dental, chiropractic and death benefits. Big money and prize...
Outbound Telemarketing Sales Specialist At, we are constantly seeking skilled professionals who are up for a challenge and take exceptional performance to heart. The professionals we hire help us maintain our reputation as one of the most comprehensive service organizations in our industry. We were just awarded the 854th fastest growing company in America by Inc. 5000, tha...
COMPANY OVERVIEW Working for a Xerox Authorized Sales Agency gives you the freedom and attention of working for a small company, while marketing the products and solutions of Xerox Corporation. Our agency program gives sales professionals like you bold innovations, a leading-edge environment and a Xerox product portfolio that's ahead of its time. With original thinking and fresh perspective, we c...
At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we believe in doing what’s right for our customers and our employees. We offer the stability of working for a national industry leader but we also treat our people like family.Our team is made up of the very best, and we provide ongoing training, support, and opportunities for unlimited professional growth. Telemarketing Representative–Full-time nigh...
NOW HIRING! NEW OPEN POISITIONS FULL TIME - PAID TRAINING Entry Level Positions With Management Opportunity Call Shannon Today to set up your interview with our hiring manager! 781 849 7100 
LVI, Boston was established with the belief that what you have accomplished is not nearly as important as what you can and will accomplish. When we assess a new candidate, we are more i...
Do you enjoy talking on the phone? Do you have a pleasant and professional voice? Are you friendly, out-going and bubbly? If so, we are looking for you to set appointments! You will be making outbound cold calls to business owners in the Dining& Entertainment, Health & Beauty and Home Improvement Industries. RSVP has over 30 years of marketing experience and 80 markets throughout the United State...
Based in Miami (Doral), FL., Michell Consulting Group is a leading Infor Distribution SX.e, Infor Distribution FACTS, a Top 10 Gold SAP Business One software reseller and a Managed Services Provider. We are a great and fun company to work for! And due to our consistent growth, we are expanding our Miami practice and looking to add talented people to our fast-growing team! As a Business to Busines...
This position is 95% on the phone calling outbound to identify business-to-business opportunities for CentiMark commercial and industrial roofing products and services. Duties will include placing calls using contact database to identify key contacts at target companies and seek detailed qualification information to generate leads for outside sales. Must possess good organizational and communica...
Crius Energy Management is seeking talented and experienced outbound telemarketing sales consultants. This position is a direct sales position calling small to medium sized businesses and not a customer service (inbound) position. If you have high energy, an engaging and likeable personality, outbound telemarketing sales experience and are coachable, we would like to speak with you TODAY. We offer...
Are you an expert at probing and asking the right questions to identify pain points, needs, and opportunities while also deftly overcoming objections? Do you have a history of exceeding quota and navigating through medium to large enterprise accounts in order to identify the "right" buyers and influencers to talk to? Are you experienced in the Healthcare or Technology? If so, we have a great oppor...
Manpower is currently recruiting for a PT Telemarketing position in Sunrise, FL! As a PT Telemarketer, you will be responsible for making outbound calls to cold leads, prospects and customers, introducing new services, scheduling appointments and generating leads to drive new business for the Agency. Job Responsibilities: • Execute agency telemarketing campaigns • Generate leads for future bus...
TELEMARKETING: Do you have the gift of gab and free evenings? Goodspeed Musicals in E. Haddam seeks closers for its P/T Telemarketing Dept. Fun job! Sun-Thu evenings 5:30-9:00. Earn $9.15/hour + comm theatre tickets. Call: William Addison 860.873.8664 x740. EOE Posted in The Day...
Telemarketing Sales Supervisor We seek to hire full-time TM Sales Supervisors who will be responsible for the sales and upgrades of home delivery subscriptions for Floridas largest newspaper, the Tampa Bay Times. Applicants must have a successful track record supervising telemarketing sales operations. Responsibilities include developing, implementing and achieving sales plans, managing target l...
Telemarketing Do you have the gift of gab and free evenings? Goodspeed Musicals in East Haddam seeks closers for its P/T Telemarketing Dept. Fun job! Sun-Thu evenings 5:30-9:00. Earn $9.15/hour + commission & theatre tickets. William Addison 860.873.8664 x347. EOE...

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